By the 1920s Marcus Adams had established a reputation as the leading child photographer of the day, with a photographic style that is both romantic and charming. He took his first portraits of the Duchess of York and her daughter, the infant Princess Elizabeth, in 1926, and he continued to photograph them, and other members of the Royal Family regularly, until his last royal sitting in 1956. The Royal Photograph Collection holds probably the most comprehensive collection of royal portraits by Adams in existence. This book gives a unique insight into that aspect of his work, and includes many delightful, previously unpublished images of The Queen and her family.
Lisa Heighway is assistant curator of the Royal Photograph Collection.