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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Group of Ghillies Oct 1858

Wet collodion negative | RCIN 2083267

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Glass plate negative of nine Keepers of Ghillies standing in full length, taken on the Balmoral estate. They include: D[?uncan] Kennedy; J Smith; W Stewart; John Brown (1827-83) standing facing the viewer with his right hand in his waistcoat pocket; J Robertson; Johnnie Grant (1842-82); F Farquarson; James Morgan (1838-90) and Charles Coutts. Two men at the front of the group lie on the ground. Trees in the background.

  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s) (photographer)

    Kennedy, D (Balmoral Gillie)
    J Smith (Balmoral Gillie)
    John Brown (1826-83)
    John Grant (1842-82)
    Frank Farquarson
    James Morgan (1838-90)
    Charles Coutts
  • From the collection of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Castle [Aberdeenshire]