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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Algerian gifts c.1853-5

Albumen print | 22.7 x 18.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2369601

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Photograph of a collection of objects of Algerian origin, and date from c.1800s.

The grouping seems to be based on a gift sent to George IV when Prince Regent by the Dey of Algiers and presented by the Algerian Ambassador.

A selection of the objects remain in the Royal Collection. At the centre of the group is a powder horn (RCIN 70018). On the right is a powder flask (RCIN 62935). On the left is a powder measure and chain (RCIN 62921).
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

  • 22.7 x 18.3 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Gifts (social customs)
    • Places
      • Africa
        • Northern Africa
          • Algeria
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Packaging
          • Containers
            • Horn (container)
            • Vessels (containers)
              • Flasks