Sunday, January 6, 2019


(William Edward Kilburn)
222 Regent Street
London, England

In April 1847 William Edward Kilburn made the first daguerreotype portrait of Queen Victoria (1). His brother Douglas Thomas Kilburn (c.1812-1871) was a photographer in Melbourne in 1848.

Captain Leggett, 69th Regiment.

(1) It is thought the first photograph of the Queen was taken by Henry Collen, using the Calotype technique, some time in 1844. Queen Victoria: a biographical companion by Helen Rappaport, page 293 - Google Books

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