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Pretty Data – Help Wanted 2

I’m really getting deep into my image-research on European Royalty, and I’m having a blast! Today I’m sharing a supplement from the Frank Leslie’s newspaper, dated 14th of July 1877: Wings of Whimsy: Queen Victoria with family 1877, newspaper supplement This is queen Victoria with her (already) extensive family. The source also had the key to identify who is who, information like this proves invaluable for researching such a large family, scattered all across Europe: Wings of Whimsy: Key to Frank Leslie's Newspaper supplement 14071877 And although I have found a couple of helpers for my Pretty Data project, I’m still hoping there will be others! I’ve started to divide my material into countires, although the European countries have also changed during the last 200-300 years… So here is a list I have made of the countries and their sovereigns in 1897 (the time of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee):

COUNTRY Sovereing 1897
Austria-Hungary Emperor Franz Joseph I
Belgium King Leopold II
Bulgaria Prince Ferdinand I
Denmark King Christian IX
Germany Emperor Wilhelm II
Greece King George I
Italy King Umberto I
Liechtenstein Prince Johann II
Luxembourg Grand Duke Adolf
Monaco Prince Albert
Montenegro Prince Nikola
Netherlands Queen Wilhelmina
Portugal (republic from 1910) King Carlos I
Romania King Carol I
Russia Emperor Nicholas II
Serbia (Yugoslavia) King Alexander I
Spain King Alfonso XIII
Sweden & Norway King Oscar II
United Kingdom Queen Victoria
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OTHER COUNTRIES Sovereign
Norway (independent from 1905) King Haakon VII
France (last French emperor in 1870) Napoleon III
Albania (kingdom from 1928-1939) Zog I

If you read this and think: that is MY country, MY history and I’d like to know more about it too: don’t hesitate to contact me and join this project πŸ™‚ I promise you will learn bunches, have fun, and get access to a unique collection of European Royal Imagery!!! And I’m confident there will be many unforgettable images and a couple of fabulous projects to share here on WoW as a result of this, but please forgive me for being a little absentminded while I work on the research πŸ˜›

The files I’m sharing have been altered by me! As such, the files are free for your personal use and enjoyment. Go to the folder below to download high quality copies.

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Queen Victoria with her family – Library of Congress

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6 thoughts on “Pretty Data – Help Wanted 2

  1. Great idea! Can’t wait for some pretty photos! I can’t say that I know a lot about her but, Empress Elizabeth, known as ‘Sissi’ has a remarkable story!! (Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary)!!
    I look forward to this!!!!! Thank you!!

    1. Hiya Lindy πŸ™‚ Would you like to have a go at the Austrian side of the family? I have already recorded some of the family into my genealogy-part of this research, but I need lots more pictures from that part πŸ™‚ If you are interested, we would of course be working together and I have several leads for you to start with, so you will not be totally on your own…;-) Let me know what you think πŸ™‚ xoxoxo

    1. Hahaha, I had to google scholar, to make sure I know the proper meaning of the word, and I totally agree! I love both learning and studying, I hope I never cease to explore! The world is vast and so is history, and it’s all up for grabs, now that internet makes everything so easily accesable πŸ™‚ My main issue is to limit myself… hehehe Thank you for the lovely compliment πŸ™‚ xoxoxo

  2. Hi I love the work you are doing and I am very interested in queen victoria as I am from the United Kingdom and she was a very interesting queen not sure what I can do to help but would be interested in trying xx

    1. Thank you Christine! I will write you a personal email with some questions and suggestions, to figure out where would be the best place for you to start πŸ™‚ I am very, very grateful for your answer, and hope we will find the perfect spot for you in this project πŸ˜€ xoxoxo

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