Photograph

2014/003.09

Photograph of Royal Family signatures in the Forth Bridge Visitors Book dated 23 August 1884

Description

An item from a collection of papers etc held by the donor relating to the Forth Bridge (2014/003):

Photograph of Royal Family signatures in the Forth Bridge Visitors Book dated 23 August 1884 (Alexandra, Albert Edward, Edward, George, Louise, Victoria and Maud).

For Royal watchers, Albert Edward and Alexandra were the Prince and Princess of Wales (becoming King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1901 upon the death of Queen Victoria). The other signatures relate to their children:

  • Prince Albert Victor (known as Edward) (1864-1892)
    Prince George (1865-1936) later to become King George V in 1910 upon the death of his father KIng Edwad VII
    Princess Louise (1861-1931) later to become Duchesss of Fife
    Princess Victoria (1868-1935)
    Princess Maud (1869 Р1938) later to become  Queen of Norway as the wife of King Haakon VII

The photograph of this page of the Visitors Book was taken of one of items loaned to the Forth Bridges Visitor Centre by John Fowler’s grandchildren when the centre was opened in 1990. The items were returned to the family in late 1990.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2014/003.09

Item Type

Short Description

Photograph of Royal Family signatures in the Forth Bridge Visitors Book

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

1990

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

216 x 165

Donor

Date Donated

April 2014

Materials

Photographic paper

Condition

Good

Display Location