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Albert and Victoria gifted decorative objects featuring photographs

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Shirt stud with photograph of Prince Albert 9 - 9 Nov 1854

Metal shirt stud containing photograph | 1.4 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm (whole object) | RCIN 14826.2

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A shirt stud containing a photograph of Prince Albert. The stud is inscribed on the reverse: Albert / Nov 9 / 1842.

One of a set of three shirt studs mounted with photographs. It is likely the studs were given to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales as a birthday present. Queen Victoria records in her journal, 9 November 1854, 'Albert fetched Bertie from downstairs & then we took him to the Breakfast Room, where his presents were all spread out, with which he was particularly pleased'.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (maker)

    Prince Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-61)
  • 1.4 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm (whole object)

  • Commissioned by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria as a gift for Albert Edward, Prince of Wales