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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

On the Thames at Greenwich, waiting for the boat c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.7 x 7.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2320189

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Photograph of the riverside at Greenwich, London, with the River Thames on the right. People walk and sit by the side of the river including two women in the foreground who approach the camera. A small wooden building stands on the riverside with a sign on the side that reads 'Caution'. In the A lamppost stands in the centre of the photograph with buildings on the left. In the background are docks and ships masts.

Greenwich is one of five boroughs of the London Docklands which constituted the Port of London, once considered the largest in the world.  
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Great Britain
  • 7.7 x 7.1 cm (image)

    17.2 x 13.0 cm (mount)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Albert, Prince Consort, between 1860 and 1861

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • Greenwich [London]
      • Physiography
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of northern Europe
            • Rivers of southern England and south Wales
              • River Thames
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships
            • Sailing ships