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David McGreevy's Blog – April 2017 Archive (1)

Research: Royal Navy photographs

Hello, I am researching these photos of the Officers and Crew of a Royal Navy ship. The seller says they are from the 1850s, but I believe that these are more 1870s, or later, The two are unmounted albumen prints, approximately 9 x 6 ".

The photo of the crew is amazing, each seaman is armed with a pistol, and maybe a sword? At first I thought that this must be a…

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Added by David McGreevy on April 11, 2017 at 0:30 — 1 Comment

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