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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Victoria Alice and Mary Symon c. 1857

Wet collodion glass plate negative | RCIN 2082951

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Glass plate negative of two young girls, both standing and facing the viewer. The girl on the left wears a hat with a shawl and stands in front of a chair. The girl on the right also wears a hat and a shawl and has her right hand placed on the head of the other subject. Taken in an outdoor setting with trees and a partially obscured building in the background.

The portrait features Mary Symon who was employed a Wardrobe Maid for Queen Victoria at Balmoral Castle some years after the photograph was taken.    

  • Creator(s)

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

    Subject(s)
    Mary Symons
    Victoria Alice Symons
  • From the collection of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

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