Queen Victoria and her family N950006
OSBORNE HOUSE, Isle of Wight. Photograph from a Royal Family album. Queen Victoria and her family. Windsor. 1863. Photograph possibly taken at the time of the Prince of Wales marriage and the family were arranged around a bust of Albert, the late Prince Consort.
Standing (left to right): Possibly Crown Princess of Prussia (1840-1901); Grand Duke Louis of Hesse (1837-1892); Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (1841-1910); Princess Helena (1846-1923).
In front (left to right): Princess Alice (1843-1878); Queen Victoria (1819-1901); Princess Beatrice (1857-1944); Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Princess of Wales (1844- 1925); Prince Leopold (1853-1884)
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Woad production, Algarkirk, Lincolnshire NMR02_01_00009
Algarkirk, Lincolnshire. A group of man and women cropping woad and collecting it in large wicker baskets. The earliest woad production in Britain dates from the Iron Age. By the 19th century, cheap production and imports of blue dye from indigo plants in Asia led to the woad industry's decline in Britain. The last commercial woad production in Britain was recorded in 1932 in Lincolnshire. Lantern Slide Collection, undated
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St Giles Fair, Oxford
St Giles Fair, Oxford, Oxfordshire, September 1905.
Photographed by Henry William Taunt (1842-1922) on silver gelatin glass plate negative. Despite the bustle of St Giles's Fair, the photographer Henry Taunt has inevitably attracted attention perched, presumably on a stepladder, above the fairgoers. Employees of the ornately decorated Taylor's Royal Electric Coliseum are drumming up business, and a Fried Fish and Chip Potato wagon stands beside the gas lamp. St Giles's Fair had evolved from a parish wake first mentioned in 1624 into a major amusement fair with special trains bringing visitors from far afield. Taunt photographed the fair from the late 1860s, hoping of course to sell many images, and also out of personal interest
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