Sitter: Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Francis (Charles) Bridgeman (1848-1929).
Biog: Rear Admiral, 1903; Vice Admiral, 1907; Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet 1907-1909 & 1911; Admiral, 1911; First Lord of the Admiralty 1911-1912.
Date: 7th June 1909.
Location: The Lafayette Studio, 179 New Bond Street, London, W.
Descr: TQL standing.
Costume: Full Dress uniform, Vice Admiral, Royal Navy.
Orders, Decorations & Medals: Badge and Star of a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (military division) [K.C.B. cr. 1908]; Badge and Star of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order [K.C.V.O. cr. 1907]; Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal 1897; Coroantion Medal 1902.
Furniture & Props: Painted backdrop.
Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 2.
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Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Burke's Peerage; Who's Who; The Navy List, 1909; The Times 19 February 1929, p 19a.
Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Order of the Bath and Royal Victorian Order) Burke's Peerage; (Queen Victoria Jubilee Medal and Coronation Medal 1902) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977.
1 Born Francis Charles Bridgeman Simpson; resumed family surname of Bridgeman in 1896 (Dictionary of National Biography).