Earliest colour picture of King Edward VII found lying in cupboard
The informal portrait of the king was taken by Lionel de Rothschild, the banker and Conservative MP, in September 1909.
He is shown in Highland costume enjoying the autumn grouse season at Tulchan in Strathspey, about 15 miles from Balmoral. He died eight months after the photograph was taken.
It lay in a collection of 700 autochromes that was wrapped in newspaper and left in a dark cupboard in Exbury House, Hampshire, which Mr de Rothschild bought in 1919.
It was recently discovered by Lionel de Rothschild, his grandson, and now forms part of the Rothschild Archive, which is generating excitement in the photographic world.
comments powered by Disqus
- Now it can be told: The weakening of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is the crowning achievement of GOP partisans who detested the law
- Japanese textbooks may sanitize history, but comic art books don't
- Novels About Real-Life Women Are Saving Forgotten History
- Rubio becomes the first Republican presidential candidate in 2016 to admit US must confront “painful” history of racial discrimination
- CNN documentary focuses on “Nixon’s Own 9/11"
- Historians Against the War gathering signatures for new resolution to AHA on alleged violations of academic freedom in Israel
- Academic Seeks Death Certificate for Outlaw Billy the Kid
- Murderer of historian of Czech Jewry goes on trial
- Election results are in for the American Historical Association
- Nial Ferguson warns Obama’s bet on Iran has low odds of success