Saturday, June 14, 2014

Antique Image of the Day: The Staircase at Frogmore House, 1861

The Staircase at Frogmore House
Unknown Photographer, 1861
The Royal Collection
This is one of a series of images taken by an unknown photographer of the Royal Residence at Frogmore House. Frogmore House long served as the home of The Duchess of Kent who was kept there by Queen Victoria.

At first glance, this image doesn’t appear to be a photograph, but it is. It has been meticulously and painstakingly hand-tinted to preserve the memory of the house’s original color scheme. A century and a half later, it’s just as vivid an image as it was in 1861.

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