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Prince Albert encouraged his children’s interest in photography

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900)

Settlement, South Africa c. 1860

Albumen print | 6.9 x 7.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2917619

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Photograph of a view of a landscape scene. There are a series of wagons and a small settlement in the middle ground. It is likely the photograph was taken in South Africa.

In July to September 1860 Prince Alfred paid an official visit to South Africa while serving as a midshipman on board HMS Euryalus. His tour took him through the Cape Colony, Eastern Cape, Natal and the Orange Free State. The Prince, who had learnt the rudiments of photography before the visit, took with him some photographic equipment including a stereoscopic box camera.
  • Creator(s)

    Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1844-1900) (photographer)

  • 6.9 x 7.7 cm (image)

  • From an album of photographs taken and arranged by Prince Alfred

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vehicles
          • Simple transport
            • Wagons
    • Places
      • Africa
        • Southern Africa
          • South Africa
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Buildings