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BADEN-POWELL, Sir Robert, 1st Baron (1857-1941). Founder of the Boy Scout movement.
Fine cabinet photograph by Elliott & Fry of London, signed and dated 3 May 1910. A half-length image in military uniform with the characteristic hat, dating from the period of his fame after the siege of Mafeking and just before his promotion, later this year, to the rank of major-general.
Baden Powell had held his experimental camp for boys on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour in the summer of 1907, and he was to found the Boy Scouts the following year.
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