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Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820-94)

The Church and the Governor's House, Holsteinsborg or Sisimiut : 'Church, Governor's House' 8 - 17 Jun 1854

Albumen print | 14.8 x 20.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2510486

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Photograph of the village of Holsteinborg, now known as Sisimiut, in Greenland. The print shows Bethel Old Church, built in 1775, in Holsteinsborg on the left with the Governor's House alongside. On the right of the picture stands a flag pole with the Danish flag flying.

The Danish Navy established Holsteinborg, now known as Sisimiut, as a trading post following the defeat of the Dutch in the early 18th Century. In 1926, a second church was built alongside the old church in the town.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Subject(s)
    Bethel Church [Holsteinsborg, Greenland]
  • 14.8 x 20.5 cm (image)

  • The Church and Governor's House, Holsteinborg, Greenland, 1854 [Album: HMS's Phoenix and Talbot search for 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)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Churches
    • Places
      • Polar regions
        • Arctic territories
          • Greenland [Denmark]
            • Sisimiut [Greenland]
              • Governor's House [Sisimiut]
          • Arctic regions
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Flags
        • National Flags
          • Flags of Denmark