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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Lydia Thompson (1836-1908) c.1880 copy of an original of c.1860

Carbon print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913630

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the British actress Lydia Thompson (1836-1908) standing, facing three-quarters to the let. She turns her head and looks towards the camera. She poses with her left hand on her hip. She appears to be wearing a costume consisting of a plumed hat, waistcoat, boots and matching culottes and shirt, both featuring a striped pattern. She poses in front of a painted backdrop depicting a stage.

  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Lydia Thompson (1836-1908)
  • annotation: Miss Lydia Thompson./ Reproduced [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.6 x 6.1 cm (mount)

    9.0 x 5.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite