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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820-94)

An Inuit Wedding Group, Holsteinsborg Jun 1854

Albumen print | 16.1 x 20.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2510469

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Photograph of a three-quarters length group portrait of an Inuit wedding group all of whom stand, facing three-quarters left. From left to right there stands an older woman described as 'mother' with her left hand over the shoulder of her daughter. Alongside her there is a young man ('affiance') wearing western dress and next to him another young female Inuit ('Sister in law'). The females all wear their hair up and tied above their heads.
  • Creator(s)

    Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820-94) (photographer)

  • 16.1 x 20.5 cm (image)

  • [Historic Title] 'Mother, Daughter, Affiance and Sister-in-Law', Greenland [Album: HMS's Phoenix and Talbot in search of Sir John Franklin, 1854].

  • Presented to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert by Captain Edward Augustus Inglefield in 1854

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Bridegrooms
    • Places
      • Polar regions
        • Arctic territories
          • Arctic regions
          • Greenland [Denmark]
            • Sisimiut [Greenland]