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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography


Young girl in 18th-century fancy dress 


Albumen print | 11.7 x 8.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2906807

Photograph of an unidentified young girl standing, facing three-quarters to the left. She turns her head towards the camera. The young girl wears an 18th-century costume and holds a fan. The subject may have been a guest at the Juvenile Bal Costumé at Buckingham Palace on 7th April 1859.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

  • 11.7 x 8.1 cm (image)

    28.4 x 23.0 cm (page dimensions)

    29.5 x 25.0 x 5.0 cm (album)

  • Young Girl in Eighteenth-Century Fancy Dress [Photographic Portraits Vol.3/61 1856-1863]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • History of costume
            • Costume-18C
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Toys and Decorations
          • Theatrical costumes
            • Costume-Fancy Dress