SIR JOHN BENJAMIN STONE (9 February 1838 – 2 July 1914), known as Benjamin, was a British Conservative politician and photographer.
* 1 Life and career * 2 References * 3 Further reading * 4 External links
LIFE AND CAREER
Stone was born in Duddeston,
Stone was a local Conservative politician, founder of the Birmingham
Conservative Association and MP for
He was also a prolific amateur documentary photographer who travelled
widely in pursuit of his hobby. He made 26,000 photographs and wrote
books as he travelled to
Stone travelled with a scientific expedition to northern
The Benjamin Stone Photographic Collection housed in the Library of
He became president of the
Stone died at his home, The Grange in
Erdington , on 2 July 1914. His
wife of nearly fifty years died on 5 July, just three days later. They
were buried together in a double funeral in
Sutton Coldfield on 7 July
1914. A rotund, bewhiskered man, Stone has been described by his
biographer as quietly self-assured and contented in temperament.
(Stephen Roberts, 'Sir Benjamin Stone 1838-1914: Photographer,
Traveller and Politician' (2014). Four soldiers of the King\'s
African Rifles at the
* ^ Quoted in Douglas B. Graham (production editor), Documentary
Photography, Time-Life Books, 1974, p. 23
* ^ "In pictures: A journey through 19th Century Brazil". BBC News
. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
* ^ "Exhibition of photographs from 1893 eclipse expedition to
Royal Astronomical Society
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* Stephen Roberts 'Sir Benjamin Stone 1838-1914: Photographer, Traveller and Politician' (2014) * Elizabeth Edwards, Peter James and Martin Barnes. A Record of England: Sir Benjamin Stone and the National Photographic Record Association 1897-1910. Stockport: Dewi Lewis in association with V&A Publications, 2006. ISBN 978-1-904587-37-8 * Colin Ford. Sir Benjamin Stone, 1838-1914 & the National Photographic Record Association. London: National Portrait Gallery, 1974. * Bill Jay. Customs and Faces: Photographs of Sir Benjamin Stone. London: Academy Editions, 1972. ISBN 0-902620-83-5 * Douglas V. Jones. The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield: a Commemorative History. Sutton Coldfield: Westwood Press, 1994. ISBN 0-9502636-7-2 * Sir Benjamin Stone's Pictures, Volume 1: Festivals, Ceremonies and Customs. 1906, re-issued