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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 2913629

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Photograph of a full length portrait of the British actress Lydia Thompson (1836-1908) standing, facing three-quarters to the left. She turns her head towards the camera and looks to the right. She wears a costume that includes a feathered hairpiece. 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 6.2 cm (mount)

    8.9 x 5.2 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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