Mobile menu

Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Tobermory, Island of Mull c. 1880 after an 1860 original

Carbon print | 8.8 x 7.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2320025

Your share link is...

  Close

Photograph of the town of Tobermory, the capital of the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. The view is a variation of RCIN 2320024 and is of the main street from across the harbour with a line of buildings set against hills in the background. Ships are moored on the water.

Tobermory derives its name from the Gaelic meaning 'Mary's Well'. This photograph is a later carbon copy which is a process that is less susceptible to light damage, unlike the original albumen photograph which was prone to fading over time.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Great Britain
  • 8.8 x 7.2 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
          • Scotland
            • Hebrides [Scotland]
              • Isle of Mull [Inner Hebrides]
                • Tobermory [Mull]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Waterway engineering
          • Harbours
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats