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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Thomas Pearce (active c. 1850s)

Victoria Alice and Mary Symons Sep 1857

RCIN 2082384

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Glass plate negative of a full length double portrait of the sisters, Victoria-Alice and Mary Symons. The young girls stand in front of a wall and face the camera front on. The younger girl holds a doll. They both wear patterned dresses, light colour stockings and dark colour shoes. The elder girl wears a striped apron. Photograph taken at Balmoral.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. A print from this negative (RCIN 2800792) can be found in an album of photographs collected and arranged by Prince Albert. 
  • Creator(s)

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

    Victoria Alice Symons
    Mary Symons
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Toys and Decorations
          • Toys
            • Dolls
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]