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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

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Bassin Napoleon at Cherbourg, before the water was let in 1858

Albumen print | 19.3 x 25.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2935018

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Photograph of a dry dock prior to being flooded. There are warehouses and an ornate arch in the distant background. There is a large ship on the far left side of the photograph.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • annotation: "Bassin Napoleon", at Cherbourg, before the water was let in. 1858. [beneath work]
  • 19.3 x 25.5 cm (image)

    30.8 x 38.6 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • France
          • Basse-Normandie [France]
            • Cherbourg [France]