1 portrait of Robert Baden-Powell
by Walter Stoneman
platinotype on card mount, 1927
6 1/2 in. x 4 3/4 in. (164 mm x 120 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857-1941), Major-General and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. Sitter in 47 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Walter Stoneman (1876-1958), Photographer. Artist associated with 18521 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
This portraitback to top
In 1917 Walter Stoneman, chief operator for J Russell & Sons, became the first official photographer for the National Portrait Gallery's National Photographic Record. Over the following forty years he photographed over 6000 mainly male subjects, suggested by the photographer and approved by the Trustees. In his Who's Who entry Stoneman described his recreation as 'studying human nature'.
Events of 1927back to top
Current affairsThe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, acknowledging the full independence of the Irish Free State, led at the time by W.T. Cosgrave, the the first President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State.
Art and scienceThe BBC gains its Royal Charter making it a public corporation and a public service broadcaster accountable to its audience. John Reith became the first Director General with the directive to 'inform, educate and entertain.'
InternationalStalin expels Leon Trotsky from the Soviet Communist Party, giving himself greater control of the party and country by ousting opposition elements.
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