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Images from the J. Benjamin Stone Collection

A Major Exhibition

Knight of the Camera:The Photographs of Sir Benjamin Stone MP

This exhibition took place in Centenary Square, Birmingham22 September - 21 October 2008
Biography of Sir J. Benjamin Stone

 Rock houses Kinver 1895

Rock houses at Kinver, Staffordshire.
May 1895

 Cropthorne, Worcestershire, Benjamin Stone

Cropthorne near Worcester with Bredon Hills in the distance. 1900

 Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, Benjamin Stone

The 'Horn Dance' at Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire - visit to the vicarage
September 1899

 Charcoal burner, Wyre Forest

Charcoal Burner Wyre Forest

 Bell Tower, Evesham Abbey

Bell Tower of the ancient Abbey of Evesham

 Cottage Evesham Worcestershire 1894

Cottage and children in Evesham, Worcestershire.

 Well dressing, Tissington, Derbyshire

Tissington Well Dressing, Derbyshire.
Service at the Yew Tree or Goodwin's Well
Rev[?] FitzHerbert, Rev Granville of Ilam
May 11th Ascension Day or Holy Thursday

 Well dressing Tissington Derbyshire

Tissington Well Dressing, Derbyshire.
The Hands Well and its decoration
May 11th (Ascension Day or Holy Thursday)

 Rye Sussex, ancient tower

Ypres Tower, Rye Sussex.
June 1901

 Swan upping on the Thames, 1900

Swan Upping on the Thames [near Windsor]
"Nicking or Marking" the Young Birds.
July 1900
More information about swan upping

 Macdonald at Highland meeting Inverness, Wm. Willett in London

Andrew Macdonald doing the Gillie Callum (Sword Dance) at the Highland Meeting, Inverness, 1903

Mr. Wmn Willett, Author of the Daylight Bills of 1908 and 1909, 1909 Sir Benjamin Stone Collection

The Sir Benjamin Stone Collection, housed in the Archives and Heritage Service in Birmingham Central Library, was presented by Stone's trustees to the Library in 1921. It comprises some 22,000 mounted prints together with 17,000 surviving glass negatives for the photographs Stone took himself. There are over 600 stereoscopic prints, and more than a hundred albums of commercial prints and cuttings relating to Stone and his interests. The entire photograph collection can be viewed on microfiche which, for conservation purposes, is used instead of the originals. There is a comprehensive card catalogue to the collection in Archives and Heritage.

Many of the prints have been reproduced in a range of Birmingham photograph books, available from the Central Library. The prints cannot be photocopied because of the deterioration this causes; but photographic copies, or scanned copies of prints can be made to order.

Please contact
Archives and Heritage Service, Central Library,
Tel: 0121 303 4549
Fax: 0121 464 0993
E-mail: archives.heritage@birmingham.gov.uk

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Photographic and other Special Collections in Central Library
The Warwickshire Photographic Survey
Benjamin Stone