From Birmingham Public Libraries.

Sir Benjamin Stone was an eminent photographer of the Victorian period, who was appointed official photographer for the Coronation of George V. Founder of the National Photographic Record Collection, Stone’s collection contains some twenty two thousand mounted prints, as well as commercial albums and personal scrapbooks, which form a valuable record of the late Victorian and early Edwardian period. There are many pictures of Royal occasions and historic events, as well as buildings such as Windsor castle and Westminster Abbey. Stone is best known for rustic scenes and festivals, but his extensive travels led to the inclusion of photographs from all over the world.

A dedicated photographer, Stone became the first President of the Birmingham Photographic Society and in this capacity established the Warwickshire Photographic Survey in 1892.

Nowhere is Stone’s work better or more conveniently presented than on this microfilm, which also represents a useful aid to the study of the development of photography.

714 6 x 4 microfiches
Reference: SBS