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Photographs 1842-61

Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography


'Earthmen from the South of Africa'

1892 copy after an original of 1853

Carbon print | 8.2 x 9.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2905939

Photograph of a full length double portrait of a young woman, 'Flora', and a young man 'Martinus', seated together, looking at the camera. 'Flora', on the left, wears a beaded hair piece, braids, furs and bead necklaces. On the right sits 'Martinus', wearing furs, beaded necklace and ankle bands and a feathered headdress. In the foreground, on the far left, is some drapery.

'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)

  • 8.2 x 9.7 cm (image)

  • Collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Children