T.E. Lawrence photo and news release in response to his motorcycle accident, 1935.
I think this is the one you are envisioning. It was taken by Lowell Thomas in London, 1919. Coincidentally wearing the same paisley-patterned robe from the last photo I posted.
T.E. Lawrence photographed in London, 1919. Below is the same paisley-printed robe as seen in the photograph. Lawrence had it altered into a dressing gown.
British Heroes vignette stamps featuring T.E. Lawrence. Bid on them here (not my auction): http://www.ebay.com/itm/T-E-LAWRENCE-OF-ARABIA-STRIP-OF-10-MINT-STAMPS-2-/330894378395
A better view of the new “lost photo” of T.E. Lawrence (on left). The photo on the right is not newly discovered.
‘Called by the Arabs ‘destroyer of engines’, visits the place where they were made after the war - at the North British Locomotive Company’s headquarters at Springburn, Glasgow, accompanying King Feisal.’
from: Railways Then and Now; OS Nock; 1975; Crown Publishers Inc.
I’ve actually never seen this photo before! Nice find!!
I saw Alexander Korda last month. I had not taken seriously the rumours that he meant to make a film of me, but they were persistent, so at last I asked for a meeting and explained that I was inflexibly opposed to the whole notion. He was most decent and understanding and has agreed to put it off till I die or welcome it. Is it age coming on, or what? But I loathe the notion of being celluloided. My rare visits to cinemas always deepen in me a sense of their superficial falsity… vulgarity, I would have said, only I like the vulgarity that means common man, and the badness of films seems to me like an edited and below-the-belt speciousness. Yet the news-theatres, as they call them (little cinemas here and there that present fact, photographed and current fact only), delight me. Korda is like an oil-company which has drilled often and found two or three gushers, and has prudently invested some of its proceeds in buying options over more sites. Some he may develop and others not. Oil is a transient business.
-T.E. Lawrence to Robert Graves (April, 1935)
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