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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

After Nicolaas Henneman (1813-98)

'Earthmen from the South of Africa, exhibited in England' 1892 after an original of 8 Aug 1853

Carbon print | 11.2 x 9.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2905938

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Photograph of a full length double portrait of a young woman, 'Flora', and a young man, 'Martinus'. 'Flora' is seated and faces the camera front on. She wears a beaded hair piece and braids, a bead necklace and furs. 'Martinus' stands on the right of the photograph with his right arm around Flora's shoulder. He wears furs, bead necklaces and beads around his ankles.

'Flora', aged 16, and 'Martinus', aged 14, from South Africa were exhibited as 'earthmen' in private rooms in London in 1853. They were brought to England in 1851.

The 1892 carbon copy print is adhered over the top of the original albumen print.

  • Creator(s)

    After Nicolaas Henneman (1813-98) (photographer)

    Gustav William Henry Mullins (1854-1921) (photographer)

  • 11.2 x 9.6 cm (image)

  • Collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • People
      • Children