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Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1846-1923), Wife of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein; third daughter of Queen Victoria

Sitter associated with 75 portraits
Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein was a member of the British Royal Family, the fifth-born child and the third daughter of Queen Victoria. In 1866 she married Prince (Frederick) Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg. Helena devoted much time and effort to charitable causes. She set up and helped to supervise a holiday house for deprived and handicapped London children near Cumberland Lodge, and she was a founder member of the Red Cross. She was active in voluntary work during the First World War. In 1872 she became founding President of the School of Art Needlework, later the Royal School of Needlework, set up to provide employment for women.

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Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

by Ghemar Frères, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG Ax131379

x197214

Album introductory carte-de-visite with members of the Royal Family

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and Ghemar Frères, and (Octavius) Charles Watkins, and Émile Desmaisons, and Unknown photographers
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x197214

x36356

Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

by Ghemar Frères
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x36356

x36347

Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
carbon print on cropped Imperial cabinet card mount, 1863
NPG x36347

Ax131299

Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax131299

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Queen Victoria with her family

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG Ax46726

x131715

'The day before the wedding'

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 9 March 1863
NPG x131715

x135123

'The day before the wedding'

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 9 March 1863
NPG x135123

x36349

Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG x36349

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Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 2 April 1864
NPG Ax46747

x131268

The children of Queen Victoria

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, August 1865
NPG x131268

Ax46734

Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 5 July 1866
NPG Ax46734

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Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein; Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1866
NPG Ax46755

x36355

Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, circa late 1860s
NPG x36355

Ax46168

Princess Helena Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, circa late 1860s
NPG Ax46168

x139601

'Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen and Family'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x139601