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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

Princess's Rifle Corps c. 1860

Albumen print | 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions) | RCIN 2913572

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Photograph of a full length portrait of three female performers known as the Princess's Rifle Corps. They group are dressed in military-inspired costumes and all carry rifles. They pose in front of a painted backdrop.

The Princess's Rifle Corps, or the Princess's Theatre Rifles, a members of a ballet company performing in a production of 'Jack the Giant Killer'.

  • Creator(s)

    Camille Silvy (1834-1910) (photographer)

    Princess's Rifle Corps
  • annotation: Pfs's Rifle Corps [beneath work]
  • 23.1 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

    9.5 x 6.1 cm (mount)

    8.8 x 5.8 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Rifles