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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, one of a number of photos taken by Alexander Lamont Henderson. Image credit: Hansons Auctioneers.

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It is to be offered at Hansons’ Library Auction on October 13 and includes 69 oval enamel miniature photographic portraits and numerous glass slides.

Queen Victoria admired the work of Scottish-born Henderson and in 1884 awarded him a Royal Warrant.

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Queen Victoria (centre), one of a number of photos taken by Alexander Lamont Henderson. Image credit: Hansons Auctioneers.

Among the highlights are miniatures featuring Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. There are also images of the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII; Alexandra of Denmark; Prince Leopold; Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia; Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse. Pictures of Henderson, his family and the French Riviera are also included.

The collection has an estimate of £15,000-25,000. It has been passed down through the Henderson family and is being sold by his great-great grandson, Roderick Williams, from Coltishall in Norfolk.

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A number of the items in the photography archive of Alexander Lamont Henderson. Image credit: Hansons Auctioneers.

Examples of Henderson’s work are in national museums. However, a collection donated to the London Guildhall Museum was later destroyed during the Second World War.

Jim Spencer, associate director of Hansons, said: “Henderson’s work was ground-breaking in many ways. It’s a great shame much of it was destroyed during the Blitz but this personal collection has survived intact thanks to his family.”

View this photographic archive via thesaleroom.com.