Queen Victoria and children in mourning at Windsor
Queen Victoria with her daughters, Vicky (Crown Princess of Prussia, standing behind), Alice (kneeling) and her son Prince Alfred, mourning Prince Albert. Taken at Windsor in March 1862, shortly after the Queen's return from Osborne, where she had taken refuge in the first weeks of her widowhood. The group is dominated by a large bust of Albert, gazing out of the picture towards the light. Under one print of this photograph Victoria wrote, 'Day turned into night'.
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German Dress C14Th
Woman: goffered veil & wimple, kirtle with buttoned sleeves, loose fitting gown, girdle & pouch. Man: dagged cape, gipon (doublet), girdle, piked shoes & hat with an up-turned brim. Date: 14th century
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Portrait of Louis Wain
Portrait of Louis Wain taken from an advertisement for Phosferine, a tonic medicine, featuring Louis Wain, the famous cat artist. Wain testifies that the tonic, '...is a good pick-me-up, improves one's appetite and possesses very striking invigorating properties'. Wain was able to turn his hand to drawing a wide variety of animals prior to the fame he achieved with his feline creations. Sadly his growing obsession with cats turned to insanity and he died penniless in a mental asylum in 1939.
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