Bedford Lemere & Co.

Admiralty Arch and The Mall, photographed by Bedford Lemere & Co
Recording the NewThe Architectural Photography of Bedford Lemere & Co. 1870 - 1930

Image: Admiralty Arch and The Mall © English Heritage


An exhibition curated by English Heritage, custodians of the Bedford Lemere & Co. Collection.
National Liberal Club

An overview of the work of Bedford Lemere & Co.

Early Work and the Royal Architectural Museum
Display of casts from Chartres Cathedral

How Bedford Lemere & Co. established themselves

Photographing the New
Lots Road Power Station

The firm's pioneers role in the photography of contemporary architecture

49 Princes Gate

Exploring the firm's wide-ranging client list

Techniques and equipment
Meagher Camera

Photographic approaches and darkroom skills

147 Strand

In business at 147 Strand

‘Pa’ on a swing

The leading architectural photographers of the day

Bedford Lemere Online
Paul Marks scanning a Bedford Lemere glass negative

Digitisation of the Bedford Lemere Collection by English Heritage

Blog - your thoughts
Letters, testimonials and awards advertised in a company catalogue of 1881

Share your thoughts on  the exhibition blog


Based on the exhibition ‘Recording the New: The Architectural Photography of Bedford Lemere & Co. 1870–1930’ held 4 June - 30 October 2011 in Room 128a, V&A + RIBA Architecture Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Curators: Anne Woodward and Gary Winter, English Heritage Archive

book from English Heritage accompanied this exhibition and may be purchased online.

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