Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
Early Years and Military Career
Formal Portrait of Baden-Powell
as Colonel of the 13th Hussars

Baden-Powell with the Wimbledon Rifle Team at Charterhouse School, 1874
Lieutenant Robert S. S. Baden-Powell, 1878
B-P with the Officers of the 13th Hussars, India, 1877.
Baden-Powell as Regimental Adjutant with a group of officers of the 13th Hussars and other units
Baden-Powell with officers of the his regiment, the 13th Hussars, on post in India after a day of pigsticking.
B-P on the Regimental Polo Team in India
B-P as Adjutant, 13th Hussars, India, 1885
B-P in Amateur Theatricals with his Regiment in India
Baden-Powell as a Captain, 13th Hussars
Chief Dinizulu of the Usutu. Baden-Powell tracked the Zulu leader thorugh the Ceza bush in 1888.
Baden-Powell as Military Secretary in South Africa, 1888
"Boer and British Shots: A Friendly Trial of Skill in Swaziland," 1890
Palaver and Submission of King Prempeh, Ashanti Campaign, 1895
B-P Capturing one of Prempeh’s Scouts, Ashanti Campaign, 1895
Major Baden-Powell in South Africa, 1896
A group of Matabele Warriors during the Campaign of 1896-1897
Baden-Powell on patrol in the Matopo Hills during the Matabele Campaign, 1896
Baden-Powell with General Carrington at Bulawayo during the Matabele Campaign, 1896


I have been collecting photographs of B-P, as well as copies of his own writings, drawings, and paintings for about 15 years. Many of the originals come directly from editions of Baden-Powell’s writings, or from the archives of the British Scout Association (U.K.) and the Boy Scouts of America. The photos and drawings presented in this gallery have been collected from a wide variety of sources. Many of them appear in several different works (such as several well-known photo of B-P at Brownsea Island). Key sources include: Works of Sir Robert Baden-Powell; William Hillcourt (Green Bar Bill) with Baden-Powell-The Two Lives of a Hero, Olave Baden-Powell 1964 & 1994; John S. Wilson, Scouting Around the World, 1959; Russell Freedman, Scouting with Baden-Powell, New York, 1967; Laszlo Nagy, 250 Million Scouts, Chicago, 1985; Robert W. Peterson, The Boy Scouts-An American Adventure, New York, 1984; Tim Jeal, The Boy-Man-The Life of Lord Baden-Powell, New York, 1989; Michael Rosenthal, The Character Factory, New York, 1988; Heather Baden-Powell, Baden-Powell: A Family Album, 1986; E.E.Reynolds, Baden-Powell, London, 1942; Eileen K.Wade, 27 Years with Baden-Powell, London, 1957; Eileen K.Wade, The Piper of Pax, 1924; Frederick Russell Burnham, Scouting on Two Continents, 1926; Frederick Russell Burnham, Taking Chances, 1924; C. R. B. Barrett, History of the XIII Hussars, London, 1910; Winston S. Churchill, Great Contemporaries, 1939. The Gallery also includes several video captures from the video documentary, Scouts! The Rise of the World Scout Movement, Michael Murphy, producer, Churchill Films, 1986. The film includes archival footage and stills from the collections of the British Scout Association, the Boy Scouts of America, the Scouts of Canada, the British Film Institute, the National Film Archive, Washington, D.C., the Library of Congress Film Archives, EMI Pathe, British Movietone, Visnews, the Bettmann Archive, the Mansell Collection, the National Army Museum and the Imperial War Museum. The photograph of B-P with James E. West is courtesy of Rev. Michael Bruce Johnson and is from the Archives of the Chief Seattle Council, BSA, Seattle, Washington. The Frank Donohoe Collection is courtesy of Kevin Snair of Toronto, Canada.

Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
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Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
Early Years and Military Career, 1878-1898
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Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
Mafeking & South Africa, 1899-1903
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Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
Military Career & Final Years, 1904-1937
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Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
Scouting with Baden-Powell, 1907-1920
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Scouting with Baden-Powell, 1920-1929
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Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
Scouting with Baden-Powell, 1929-1941
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Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
Home & Family, 1912-1941
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Baden-Powell Photo Gallery:
The Frank Donahoe Collection
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