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Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) (1841-1910)


In the autumn of 1860, Queen Victoria’s eighteen-year-old son and heir, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, journeyed to Canada where he made a triumphant tour as his mother’s representative. At the invitation of President James Buchanan, the Prince extended his tour to include stops in several American cities, including Washington, D.C., and New York, where his presence created a sensation with eager crowds, who strained for a glimpse of Britain’s future king. While in New York, the Prince of Wales and his entourage favored Mathew Brady by visiting his Broadway gallery and posing before his camera.


Mathew Brady Studio (active 18441883)
Albumen silver print
Frederick Hill Meserve Collection
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

 

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