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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Wilhelm I, Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia (1797-1888) when Prince of Prussia 1858

Overpainted salted paper print | 23.6 x 20.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2906755

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Photograph of a three-quarter length portrait of Prince Wilhelm, later Wilhelm I, Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia (1797-1888) seated, facing a quarter to the left. He looks towards the camera. He wears a Prussian uniform, with the Order of the Black Eagle.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    William I, Emperor of Germany & King of Prussia (1797-1888)
  • 23.6 x 20.0 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 24.5 x 6.0 cm (album)

  • William, Prince of Prussia, 1858 [Photographic Portraits Vol.2/60 1852-1859]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • History
      • History of Europe
        • History of Germany
          • Prussia & northern Germany-History
            • Prussia & northern Germany-History (William I 1858-1888)
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of the Black Eagle (Prussia)