Queen’s Flickr account uncovers rare photography
July 26, 2010
Historic photographs by Roger Fenton and Julia Margaret Cameron are among masterpieces of early British photography revealed on the Buckingham Palace Flickr account, which has gone live this morning.
The photo sharing website showcases more than 600 images of the Royal Family, documenting recent royal engagements as well as historic photographs from the archives.
The Flickr account will be continuously updated with photos from royal engagements and events, according to Buckingham Palace which said in a statement: ?In addition to contemporary images of The Queen and members of the Royal Family at work, the Flickr account features historic photographs from the current Royal Collection exhibitions at The Queen?s Gallery, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and on loan to museums and galleries around the UK.?
Among work on show by 19th century British photography pioneers is a picture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert captured by Roger Fenton on 11 May 1854 (see above).
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were known to have been ?enthusiastic? collectors of the ?new art form? of photography, said Buckingham Palace.
The British Monarchy Flickr account can accessed by visiting www.flickr.com/photos/britishmonarchy