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Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820-94)

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

Albumen print | 15.8 x 19.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2510485

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Photograph of the village of Holsteinborg, 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)

    Bethel Church [Holsteinsborg, Greenland]
  • 15.8 x 19.8 cm (image)

  • Holsteinborg, Greenland, 1854 [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

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          • Christian church architecture
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              • Governor's House [Sisimiut]
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