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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Sword handles and scabbards c.1853-5

Albumen print | 22.4 x 18.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2369587

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Photograph of two swords, focusing on the upper part of the sword handles. The photograph illustrates the intricate silverwork decorating the handles.

The sword on the left is Japanese and exists in the Royal Collection, RCIN 62200.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

  • 22.4 x 18.1 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Swords
              • Scabbards