Neg. No: (GP) 00017
Neg. Size: 12"x15"
Neg. Date: 29-05-1922

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Sitter: Sir George (Cunningham) Buchanan (1865-1940). [Knight cr. 1915]

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Biog: Civil Engineer, specialist in Harbour, Dock and River Works and Economics of Transport.

Date: 29 May 1922.

Occasion: The King's Levée at St James's Palace, 29 May 1922: presented on appointment to K.C.I.E by the Secretary of State for India.

Location: The Lafayette Studio, 160 New Bond Street, London.

Descr: FL standing.

Costume: Velvet Court Dress (New Style).

Orders, Decorations & Medals: Star and Badge of Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire [K.C.I.E cr. 1917]; badge of a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire [C.I.E cr. 1911] (miniature version); British War medal 1914-20 (miniature version); Allied Victory medal 1914-19, with oak leaf (miniature version); Coronation medal, 1902 (miniature version); Coronation medal, 1911 (miniature version).

Furniture & Props: -

Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London.

Evidence of photographer at work: -

Condition: Broken, corner missing.

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.


Biog: Who's Who; The Times, 15 April 1940, p 9f.

Occasion: The Times, 30 May 1922, p 13c.

Costume: Herbert A.P. Trendell, ed, Dress and Insignia Worn at His Majesty's Court, London, 1921.

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Order of the Indian Empire) A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, Spinks Standard Catalogue of British and Associated Orders, Decorations & Medals, London, 1990; (campaign medals) E.C. Joslin, A.R. Litherland & B.T. Simpkin, British Battles & Medals, London, 1988; (coronation medals) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977.

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