Collection: Herbert Felton Collection

1920s - 1940s
Collection containing Photographic material
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Herbert Leo Felton (1888-1968) was a commercial architectural photographer, and the first photograper employed by the National Buildings Record in 1941.

The collection is split into two series'. Series one contains over 30,000 negatives taken by Felton during his time working for the NBR. These photographs record threatened historic buildings. Series two contains over 3,000 negatives taken by Felton prior to his employment by the NBR. These photographs were taken for architectural publications such as 'The Architectural Review' and 'The Architect and Building News'. Subject matter was predominantly new buildings, and as such there are many examples of art deco architecture such as the De La Warr Pavilion.

Archival History

Provenance : Major professional photographer and contributor of photographic material to the NBR; the majority of which are accessioned with RCHME Negatives These residual negatives represent work undertaken for various clients dating from the 1930s


This Collection is divided into 5 Child Series
This Collection contains the following materials:
Photograph (Negative): 3,100
Photograph (Negative): 37
Photograph (Negative): 30,852


© Architects Journal

© Architectural Review

© Batsford

© Historic England Archive

© The Architect

People & Organisations

Photographer: Felton, (Leo) Herbert