Treasure in a skip

As digitising our main collection of plates has slowly but surely come to an end, we have lastly come to look at a lovely surprise¬†we were gifted with earlier in the year, thanks to Rob Williams and Janet Rice. Below they have kindly put together an introduction to the plates and their history… We are…

The King is Dead; Long Live the King.

As clients of an Edwardian photographer go, it would be hard to find one¬†more exalted that the King of England. One of Knights-Whittome’s biggest achievements, and something of which he was hugely proud, was to have been granted a Royal Warrant, which allowed him to advertise himself as ‘Photographer to HM The King’. According to…

The Portuguese Connection: Regicide & Enterprise

During his photography career Knights-Whittome photographed a number of Royal personages including Edward VII, George V and Edward VIII in both individual portrait sessions and at events and house parties. He was proud to hold a Royal Warrant, and advertised himself as ‘Photographer to the King’, having ‘photographed THIRTEEN KINGS and QUEENS’ and inviting sitters…