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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Henry White (1819-1903)

The Garden Chair 1854

Albumen print | 18.0 x 13.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2906205

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Photograph of a full length portrait of two women, photographed in a garden setting. The older woman on the left is seated in a wheelchair and wears a bonnet. She looks towards the camera. On the right of the photograph stands a young girl, facing three-quarters to the right and facing away from the camera. She holds part of the wheelchair. She wears a shawl and bonnet. 

This photograph also appeared as one of the forty-four pictures by members of the Photographic Club in their Photographic Album for 1855. The plates were accompanied by a text and descriptions of the processes by which they had been made. The Garden Chair has a poem on the same theme by Dinah Maria Mulock, and the notes reveal that it was 'taken on Collodion, September 11 1854, about 1 pm in fine sunshine; exposure five seconds; developed with Pyrogallic Acid. Lens by Ross, focal length ten inches, diameter three inches, double Lens; Diaphragm three inches'.

  • Creator(s)

    Henry White (1819-1903) (photographer)

  • 18.0 x 13.0 cm (image)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • People
      • Women
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vehicles
          • Simple transport
            • Wheelchairs
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Seating. Chairs
            • Chairs