Crown Princess Victoria carte de visite by Downey

Crown Princess Victoria looks stout in this close up, possibly due to her last pregnancy. She had Prince Valdemar in 1868, Princess Sophie (later Queen of Greece) in 1870, and Princess Margaret in 1872. I estimate, from her full skirt and bustle, that this photo was taken during her last pregnancy.

This was offered for sale on eBay; sepia tone removed by gogm.

Her over-skirt opens up in an arch at the height of the back of the chair.

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