Bruce Campbell Adamson PO Box 1003 Aptos, CA 95001-1003




Rare Extra- Large
Grande de amoria - compare to cabinet photo
See the 1800s marriage
cabinet card normal size
next to the large; added cdv's to really give you an idea of how large they are.

7 1/2 x 13 inch Large Cabinet Photographs

For sale two cabinet photos of Prince Albert Edward VII later to be King Edward VII -- Emperor of India and his wife Alexandra. One photo is signed by Albert Edward (dated 1883) and the other by his wife Alexandra. I paid $1100.00 from a well known autograph dealer in Portland, Oregon.

When Edward VII died on May 6, 1910, 108 years ago Mary Teck became Edward VII's replacement as Queen of consort. On May 19, 2018, Meghan Markle, now the Princess of Sussex, married Prince Harry wears Queen Mary's Filigree tiara for her wedding. See photograph above and below. Prince Harry and William are the fourth great grandchildren of Edward VII.

SHIPPING MUST BE by REGISTERED MAIL which is expensive international mail. Seller's website is same as Ebay ID and you can view by placing ID then /Edward-Alexandra.html after the proper protocol for URL's. Seller a former US postal employee wants to make sure they arrive safely.

Edward was the first child of Queen Victoria. You also get a period engraving photo by Annan & Sons of Glasgo from Photograph by Hughes and Mullins Ryde 1.W. facsimile of her autograph June 22, 1897.

Queen Elizabeth II, present sovereign of the Commonwealth realms, is the daughter of King George VI, the second son of King George V and Queen Mary; and of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later Queen Elizabeth, and, after her daughter's accession to the throne, the Queen Mother), the daughter of Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and his wife, Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

Queen Elizabeth II is the male-line great-granddaughter of Alexandra and Edward VII, (William and Harry's 3rd great grandparents). who inherited the crown from his mother, Queen Victoria. His father, Victoria's consort, was Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; hence Queen Elizabeth is a descendant of Albert's family, the German princely House of Wettin. (Other notable members of this house are King Philippe of Belgium and former King Simeon II of Bulgaria.) Traced as far as possible, Elizabeth's male-line ancestry stretches back to Theodoric I, Count of Wettin; see Patrilineal descent of Elizabeth II.


They Two Items are described as follows the photo of Edward & Alexandra are in large plastic sleaves;

1). An ORIGINAL, NOT A COPY, NOR REPRODUCTION, extremely low starting price which does not reflect value, AUTHENTIC HAND SIGNED LARGE CABINET PHOTO, 7 1/2 x 13 inches, (it wouldn't fit on my scanner. I Scanned it in two pieces) signed and date 1883 in his hand by the future KING EDWARD VII as ALBERT EDWARD. Shows its age but remains a handsome piece with a dramatic and strong image and signature. The thick board shows foxing on the otherwise blank back. The signature on the mat at the bottom of the image is printed. The authentic signature is on the photo itself. Photographer is embossed in print A. Bassano with a double underline coming together. The word "Landsingham" is undernear the bottom underlane printed signature. A rare piece in this large size.

Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 ­ 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910.

The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Edward was related to royalty throughout Europe. Before his accession to the throne, he served as heir apparent and held the title of Prince of Wales for longer than any of his predecessors. During the long reign of his mother, he was largely excluded from political power, and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite. He traveled throughout Britain performing ceremonial public duties, and represented Britain on visits abroad. His tours of North America in 1860 and the Indian subcontinent in 1875 were popular successes, but despite public approval his reputation as a playboy prince soured his relationship with his mother.

As king, Edward played a role in the modernization of the British Home Fleet and the reorganization of the British Army after the Second Boer War. He reinstituted traditional ceremonies as public displays and broadened the range of people with whom royalty socialized. He fostered good relations between Britain and other European countries, especially France, for which he was popularly called "Peacemaker", but his relationship with his nephew, the German Emperor Wilhelm II, was poor. The Edwardian era, which covered Edward's reign and was named after him, coincided with the start of a new century and heralded significant changes in technology and society, including steam turbine propulsion and the rise of socialism. He died in 1910 in the midst of a constitutional crisis that was resolved the following year by the Parliament Act 1911, which restricted the power of the unelected House of Lords.


It's worth a google search to learn more about this talented and important man's life and work. For instance did you know in 1903: Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian inventor of wireless telegraphy, arrived on Cape Cod hoping to make history. The night was cold but perfectly clear, and the first trans-Atlantic radio transmission, a message from President Theodore Roosevelt to King Edward VII, was carried directly from Wellfleet to England. The lifesaving value of this new technology was first evident on January 23, 1909, when the ocean liner Republic collided with another ship and began to sink. The radio operator sent out a distress signal. The station in Wellfleet received the call and alerted other ships in the area. Almost all the passengers were rescued, and Marconi became a popular hero. He won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909.

Measures approximately 7 1/2 x 13 inches.


2). An ORIGINAL, NOT A COPY, NOR REPRODUCTION, extremely low starting price which does not reflect value, AUTHENTIC HAND SIGNED LARGE CABINET PHOTO by famous photographers W. & D. Downey, 7 1/2 x 13 inches, (it wouldn't fit on my scanner. I Scanned it in two pieces) signed in her hand by the future Princess OF GREAT BRITAIN: ALEXANDRA, wife of KING EDWARD VII. Though not dated, it came with and is a companion piece, being the exact same size, to the LARGE SIGNED photo which is dated by the future King in 1883. The photo shows its age but remains a handsome piece with a dramatic and strong image and signature. The signature is on the photo itself. A rare piece in this large size. At the bottom of the photograph it gives the name of Photographer and says "Photographer of the Queen." Remember she was then a Princess.



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 Thank you - Bruce