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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Queen Victoria, the Prince Consort and Victoria, Princess Royal in the dress they wore at the marriage of Princess Royal

c.1858 after an original of 25 January 1858

Albumen print | 12.7 x 11.4 cm (whole object) | RCIN 2905593

Photograph of a three-quarter length portrait of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Victoria, the Princess Royal in the costumes they wore at the marriage of the Princess Royal. 

The photograph is after a daguerreotype taken just before the marriage. The figure of Queen Victoria is blurred due to movement. Of the event, Queen Victoria wrote in her journal 'Vicky was daguerreotyped in my room, & she & her dear father & I, together, but I trembled so that it has come out indistinct. Then, it was time to go. '
  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Richard Williams (1825-71) (photographer)

  • 12.7 x 11.4 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Royal Weddings
            • Wedding Ceremonial Costume
              • Wedding dresses