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Alexander Lamont Henderson

(1838-1907), Photographer

Artist associated with 2 portraits

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Henry Slade, by Alexander Lamont Henderson - NPG x134661

Henry Slade

by Alexander Lamont Henderson
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1876
NPG x134661

Queen Victoria at breakfast with Princesses Beatrice and Victoria, by Alexander Lamont Henderson, published by  Underwood & Underwood - NPG x45209

Queen Victoria at breakfast with Princesses Beatrice and Victoria

by Alexander Lamont Henderson, published by Underwood & Underwood
albumen stereoscopic card, April 1895
NPG x45209


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Marianne Georgopoulos

24 March 2019, 18:00

"Holiday Snaps, 1904", a recent exhibition (Dec.2018-May 2019) at Athens' Benaki Museum, offers more insight into who Henderson was, namely:
Alexander Lamont Henderson was born in Edinburgh in 1838 and was particularly active within British photographic life. Between 1860 and 1887 he owned two studios on King William Street in central London and in Amersham. He was a member of the Royal Photographic Society and a founding member of the London & Provincial Association; furthermore, he often penned articles in the British Journal of Photography on the technique of photography.
In 1884, Queen Victoria awarded him with a Royal Warrant. As a Royal Warrant holder, he was allowed to depict moments from the everyday life of the royal family. After the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, Henderson retired. It was then that he made a series of photographic tours to countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Algeria, Egypt, Turkey and Australia.

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