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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

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The letting in of the water into the Bassin Napoleon Cherbourg 7 - 7 Aug 1858

Albumen print | 19.1 x 24.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2935019

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Photograph of Bassin Napoleon in Cherbourg being flooded with water during the opening ceremony. There are marquees erected on the top of the walls of the dock. Groups of people are seated or stand beneath the marquees. There is an ornate arch and buildings in the background, and warehouses on the far left side of the photograph.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • annotation: The letting in of the  'water' into the Bassin Napoleon Cherbourg. 1858. [beneath work]
  • 19.1 x 24.6 cm (image)

    30.2 x 38.6 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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