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Prince Albert encouraged his children’s interest in photography

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

Waterhole c. 1860

Albumen print | 6.9 x 7.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2917618

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Photograph of a waterhole in a grassland, 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 7.8 cm (image)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Africa
        • Southern Africa
          • South Africa
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Grasses