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Vintage prints by Walter Benington for Elliott & Fry, 1920s-1930s


20 Portraits in set

The firm of Elliott and Fry, founded in 1863 was one of the most important in the history of studio portraiture in London. Opened by Joseph John Elliott (1835-1903) and Clarence Edmund Fry (1840-1897) their first premises were a series of studios at 55 Baker Street. In 1922 new premises were opened at 63 Baker Street where they remained until 1963. The firm employed a variety of operators who took the photographs including Francis Henry Hart and Alfred James Philpott in the Edwardian era, Herbert Lambert and Walter Benington in the 1920s and 1930s and subsequently William Flowers. In the early 1940s the studio was bombed and most of the early negatives were destroyed. Shortly after the firm's Centenary in 1963 it was taken over by and amalgamated with Bassano & Vandyk.

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(Arthur) St John Adcock, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x90114

(Arthur) St John Adcock

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1920s
NPG x90114

Sir Ronald Ross, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x94126

Sir Ronald Ross

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1920s
NPG x94126

Humbert Wolfe, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x94123

Humbert Wolfe

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1920s
NPG x94123

Sir Owen Seaman, 1st Bt, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x94124

Sir Owen Seaman, 1st Bt

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, late 1920s
NPG x94124

Hilda Runciman (née Stevenson), Viscountess Runciman, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x94118

Hilda Runciman (née Stevenson), Viscountess Runciman

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, late 1920s
NPG x94118

Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith (née Charteris), by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x90235

Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Asquith (née Charteris)

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1930s
NPG x90235

Robert Douglas Beloe, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x90645

Robert Douglas Beloe

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, circa 1930
NPG x90645

George Brown Burgin, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x90654

George Brown Burgin

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1930s
NPG x90654

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x90711

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1930s
NPG x90711

Sir Ambrose Heal, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x91145

Sir Ambrose Heal

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on tissue, 1930s
NPG x91145

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x92072

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on tissue, 1930s
NPG x92072

Edward Verrall Lucas, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x94127

Edward Verrall Lucas

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, circa 1930
NPG x94127

Sir John Collings Squire, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x94122

Sir John Collings Squire

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, early 1930
NPG x94122

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x94120

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1930
NPG x94120

George Egerton (Mary Chavelita Dunne), by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x94119

George Egerton (Mary Chavelita Dunne)

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1930s
NPG x94119

Laurence Housman, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x91246

Laurence Housman

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1931-1932
NPG x91246

St John Greer Ervine, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x94121

St John Greer Ervine

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1931-1932
NPG x94121

Sir (John) Ambrose Fleming, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x91858

Sir (John) Ambrose Fleming

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, February 1932
NPG x91858

Ernest Raymond, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x94125

Ernest Raymond

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1932
NPG x94125

Eleanor Constance Lodge, by Walter Benington, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x92045

Eleanor Constance Lodge

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, mid 1930s
NPG x92045