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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


McHardy, Shepherd

Oct 1857

Salted paper print | 14.7 x 11.2 cm (image) | RCIN 2906672

Photograph of a full length portrait of the shepherd McHardy. He stands facing a quarter to the left. He looks ahead, away from the camera. He wears Highland dress, including glengarry. Photograph taken at an outdoor location at Balmoral.

The photograph is captioned with 'McHardy / Shepherd / (formerly Private in 93rd) / served in Crimean campaign / Balmoral Oct. 1857 / Pearce'.

A John McHardy (service no. 848) served in the 93rd Highlanders during the Crimean war. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, recommended by his commanding officer on 8 January 1855.
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s) (photographer)

  • 14.7 x 11.2 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 24.5 x 6.0 cm (album)

  • McHardy, Shepherd, Balmoral 1857 [Album: Photographic Portraits Vol.2/60 1852-1859]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)