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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Major Howard Elphinstone (1829-90), R.E. 1859

Salted paper print | 17.0 x 13.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2906743

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Photograph of a three-quarter length portrait of Major Howard Elphinstone (1829-90), R.E., standing, facing towards the camera. He turns his head halfway to the left and looks ahead, away from the camera. He wears a military uniform. He holds a plumed hat in his right hand and his sword in his left.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Sir Howard Craufurd Elphinstone (1829-90)
  • 17.0 x 13.7 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 24.5 x 6.0 cm (album)

  • Major Howard Elphinstone, R.E., 1859 [Photographic Portraits Vol.2/60 1852-1859]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Hats
              • Bicorne hats