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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Leonida Caldesi (1823-91)

The Siamese Ambassadors and their Suite Jan 1858

Albumen print | 18.5 x 24.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2906248

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Photograph of nine men from Siam or modern day Thailand, standing and facing the viewer. Six of the group wear sequined hats with a single motif onthe front and a gentleman in the centre wears a wide brimmed hat. Photograph taken during the ambassadors second stay in London following their meeting with Queen Victoria in November 1857.