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Technological improvements enabled Prince Albert to collect photographs of places that were significant to him

JAMES MACK (1827-64)

Photograph album of Moscow and St Petersburg

Sep 1856

Red leather album containing albumen prints | 45.2 x 39.8 x 2.8 cm (album) | RCIN 2945143

Red leather album containing 19 albumen photographs taken by Corporal J Mack during the coronation celebrations of Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. Mack was part of the British delegation led by Lord Granville. The photographs show buildings in Moscow and St Petersburg including the Winter Palace, the Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral. The album also includes photographs of sailors and servants on board HMS St Jean d'Acre, which transported Lord Granville and his suite to Russia, and groups of Russians of different ethnicities. RCINs 2945144 - 2945162.
  • Creator(s)

    James Mack (1827-64) (photographer)


    Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville (1815-91)
    St Jean d'Acre (HMS)
  • 45.2 x 39.8 x 2.8 cm (album)

  • Presented to Queen Victoria by Lord Panmure (later known as Lord Dalhousie) in November 1856

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Russia
          • Moscow [Russia]
            • Kremlin [Moscow]
            • Saint Basil's Cathedral [Moscow]
            • Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary [Moscow]
            • Novodevichy Convent [Moscow]
            • Church of St Nicholas [Moscow]
            • Foundling Hospital [Moscow]
            • Monument to Minin and Pozharsky [Moscow]
          • St Petersburg [Russia]
            • St Isaac's Cathedral [St Petersburg]
            • Winter Palace [St Petersburg]
            • Peterhof [St Petersburg]
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
      • printed & manuscript material
        • books
          • book: half leather bound
            • book: half leather bound in calf
              • book: half leather bound in brown calf
          • book: all edges gilt