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Eduard Uhlenhuth (c.1853-1919)

Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh [in Portraits of Royal Children Vol.38 1889-1890] Oct 1889

Albumen print mounted on album page | 13.7 x 8.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2904828

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To Europeans, the kimono represented a nostalgic ideal of Japan, especially after western dress was adopted at the Meiji Court in 1871. These playful photographs show Princess Alexandra, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, dressed in a kimono-style garment. Clothes in this style were popular props for fanciful Victorian studio portraits.