Friday, September 17, 2010
Antique Image of the Day: Queen Alexandra with Her Camera, 1889
Here, we have a photograph of Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII before she was the Queen Consort, but rather still the Princess of Wales. This image taken in 1889 shows Alexandra very enthusiastically clutching her very own camera. The Queen enjoyed photography and often took pictures which chronicled the goings on in the Royal household. In fact, many of her photographs remain as part of the Royal Collection.
This is such a charming picture. The look of excitement in her face matches that of any of ours when we get a new “toy” thus proving the old adage, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”