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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Keepers to Prince Albert, Balmoral Oct 1858

RCIN 2082963

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Glass plate negative of a full-length group portrait of Keepers photographed at Balmoral with, from right to left, Charles Duncan (1826-1904), Peter Farquarson (d. 1874) and Donald Stewart (1827-1902). They stand together and look towards the left. They all wear full Highland dress.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from this negative exists in the Collection, RCIN 2906727.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Charles Duncan (1826-1904)
    Peter Farquarson (d. 1874)
    Donald Stewart (1827-1909)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]