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The Royal Visit to Wolverhampton: photographs by R.W. Thrupp and W. & D. Downey, published 1867


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Blue cloth-bound book with title, royal crest and patterned border impressed in gold-colour on the cover. Printed and published in 1867 by Edward Roden, Cheapside. Dedication before Preface: ‘To the Right Honourable the Earl of Lichfield, Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Stafford, this volume is most respectfully dedicated by his humble servant, the Publisher’. The text is composed of details extracted from newspaper reports of the royal visit to Wolverhampton in November 1866 where Queen Victoria unveiled an equestrian statue of Prince Albert, The Prince Consort by Thomas Thornycroft in Queen Square (formerly Market Square, originally High Green). 93 numbered pages plus five plates featuring eleven albumen prints of individuals and scenes related to the event. Includes Queen Victoria by W. & D. Downey, and photographs by Robert White Thrupp of Sir John Morris, E.J. Hayes, Henry Underhill, John Joseph Powell, George Lees Underhill, Moses Ironmonger, Henry Hartley Fowler, 1st Viscount Wolverhampton and John Hawksford. Other photographs by Thrupp show the statue of Prince Albert in Queen Square, and a rephotographed drawing and photomontage depicting the impromptu knighting by Queen Victoria of John Morris, Mayor of Wolverhampton that occurred at the pavilion set up for the statue’s unveiling.

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