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Glass plate negatives

Albert and Victoria’s collection of glass plate negatives show photographers’ working methods


William Ross, the Queen's Piper (1822-91)


RCIN 2084866

Glass plate negative of of a full length portrait of William Ross, the Queen's Piper, standing, facing a quarter to the right. He wears Highland dress and plays the bagpipes.

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 2906658.
  • Creator(s)

    John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musicians
          • Bagpipers
        • Musical instruments
          • Wind instruments
            • Bagpipes
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress