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Photographs 1842-61

Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography


The Arctic ship, 'Resolute'


Salted paper print | 14.6 x 19.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2932765

Photograph of a three-masted ship on open water with buildings in the background. The American flag flies from the left mast. The Resolute became trapped in ice in 1852 and remained stuck until rescued by an American whaler in 1855. She was towed back to New London, Connecticut, where she was refitted and eventually handed back to Britain as part of a diplomatic gesture. Queen Victoria received the ship on 16 December 1856. When she went on board, the Queen met the commander Captain Hartstein and was presented with two photographs: one of the ship, now in one of Prince Albert's photograph albums, and a signed portrait of the captain (RCIN 2935068).
  • Creator(s)

    Meade Brothers (photographer)

    Charles Richard Meade (1826-58) (photographer)

    Henry WM Meade (1823-65)

  • 14.6 x 19.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Ships