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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Upper Fall on the Garr-valt, Braemar. c. 1859

Albumen print | 7.4 x 7.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2320010

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Photograph of the Upper Fall on the Garr-Valt, near Braemar with a man standing on a wooden footbridge spanning the river. The river flows over boulders. Trees flank the river banks. 

The figure on the bridge could be that of George Walker who accompanied Wilson during his 1859 and 1860 photographic tours to Braemar and the Western Isles. Walker observed that during Wilson's photographing the Falls of the Garrawalt in 1859, 'several parties of visitors' would 'drive up, walk round the bridge, look at the photographers, instead of the view, enter the fog house [where they could refresh themselves] and exit.'
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.4 x 7.4 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
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Braemar [Aberdeenshire]
                • Garbh Allt Falls [Balmoral Estate]
      • Physiography
        • Waterfalls
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of northern Europe
            • Rivers of Scotland
              • River Dee [Aberdeen]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Bridges
            • Footbridges