Calling all history sleuths and time detectives! We need your help to solve a mystery for our next exhibition, The Queen’s Album.
At Windsor Castle on 27 February 1882 Queen Victoria received a special gift from the people of NSW – an album of 64 photographic prints featuring impressive sites and scenes of Sydney and elsewhere. In 2018, we rediscovered in the State Archives Collection, the original glass plate negatives of images featured in the album. Buoyed by this success, we set out to find the actual album itself. We contacted institutions all over the world seeking the whereabouts of the ‘Queen’s album’. But it was all to no avail. Can you help us solve the mystery of what happened to the Queen’s album?
Here are some links to assist you in solving the mystery
Our social media trail for you to track the search and make your own contributions: