Place Published: Berlin
Publisher: Reichard & Lindner photographers
Date Published: 1878
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Two rare albumen CVD cards, each 2-5/8 x 4-1/8 inches. Sepia albumen photo mounted on each card of Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught with photographers blue imprint on reverse. Reichard & Lindner photographers, Berlin. Both CDV's are in very good condition.
Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn was the seventh child and 3rd son of Queen Victoria. In visiting Canada in 1869, Arthur was an officer with the Montreal detachment of the Rifle Brigade, undertook a year's training and on 25 May 1870 engaged in fending off Fenian invaders during the Battle of Eccles Hill, for which he received the Fenian Medal. On 1 October 1869 Arthur was given the title Chief of the Six Nations by the Iroquois of the Grand River Reserve in Ontario and the name Kavakoudge (meaning the sun flying from east to west under the guidance of the Great Spirit).
In 1879 he married Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia. From the fall of 1911 to the fall of 1916, Prince Arthur served as Governor General of Canada. Following WW1, Arthur commissioned in memory of Canada's fallen a stained glass window which is located in St. Bartholomew's Church, Ottawa, next to Rideau Hall. A Canadian military regiment, The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own), is a Canadian armoured regiment in the 1st Duke's name.
Jacob Reichard, born 02/20/1841 in Darmstadt, . Worked from 1860 - 1871 in Anklam and from 1872-1902 in Berlin as a photographer
Very Good. Item #7948