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His commercial success coincided with the development of half-tone printing so that many of his images appeared in the new illustrated magazines such as The Throne or Country Life.

80,000 glass negatives from the Lafayette studios were rescued by Terry Thurston in 1968 when he was instructed to put them in a skip before the property was redeveloped. He stored them at Pinewood Studios where he worked. In 1988 they were rediscovered and Pinewood offered them to the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. 30,000 negatives came to the V&A Picture Library and the rest, mostly post-1925, went to the National Portrait Gallery.