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Early Photographs in the Royal Collection

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Prince Alamayou from album 'Expedition to Abyssinia, 1867-1868' April-May 1868

RCIN 2500936

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During the Abyssinia Campaign, photography by the Royal Engineers was especially praised by contemporary reports for bringing the 'art-science' of photography to military campaigns. This image shows a photograph of a sketched portrait of Prince Alamayou. The prince is shown seated wearing a robe and necklace.