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The Benjamin Stone Photographic Collection

The Sir Benjamin Stone Collection, housed in the Archives and Heritage collection, 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. 
 
Enjoy some of the photographs in these galleries.

View From Orphanage Tower

Benjamin Stone - Birmingham

A 'snapshot' of Birmingham life in the 1890s and early 1900s, including some interesting characters, from the Benjamin Stone Collection.
The Royal Almonry Distribution

Benjamin Stone - Customs and Festivals

Sir Benjamin Stone travelled around the country in search of unusual festivals and customs.  
The Opening Of Parliament

Benjamin Stone - Houses of Parliament

A fascinating collection of photographs of MPs and visitors to the Houses of Parliament, including some of the building. 
Boys At The Fair

Benjamin Stone - Egypt

An extensive tour of  Egypt in 1907 provided  Benjamin Stone with inspiration for these beautiful photographs.
Benjamin Stone caricatured as 'The Last of the Mohicans' (1878)

Benjamin Stone - from the Archives.

This gallery contains caricatures, invitations and newspaper articles from the archives about Benjamin Stone.
Benjamin Stone 'Some Unusual Privileges of Parliament' (1909 - 1910)

Benjamin Stone

Sir Benjamin Stone, philanthropist, magistrate and politician, travelled extensively collecting photographs to illustrate his adventures.