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Victoria, the Princess Royal's wedding cake 1858

Albumen print | 20.2 x 16.1 cm (whole object) | RCIN 2905602

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Photograph of the wedding cake made for the marriage of Victoria, Princess Royal and Crown Prince Friedrich of Prussia. The cake is highly ornamental and features decorations modelled on neo-classical sculptures.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Empress Friedrich, German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901)
    Frederick III, German Emperor (1831-88)
  • 20.2 x 16.1 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Social customs
          • Marriage
            • Royal Weddings
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Food, Cooking & Dishes
          • Cakes
            • Wedding cakes