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Alfred Reeves 
Photograph. The Kings & Queens of England, From the Conquest to Queen Victoria. Contains 85 Portraits. A.R. 
n.d. 
  
Microscope slide 
Private collection of Professor Brian Stevenson, Ph.D. 
Original photographs courtesy of David Evans. 
  
 
LL/36906 
  
The original photograph which was copied for this photomicrograph was by Henry Hering (1814-1893). See the carte de visite version from 1862 in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG Ax131392). Thanks to T. Max Hochstetler for passing on this information (email to Alan Griffiths, 16 June 2011).
Contemporary comments:
 
"Mr. Alfred Reeves has recently forwarded to us a specimen of one of those minute pictures, which consists of a plate containing the portraits of kings and queens of England since the time of the Conquest. Here, on a space not larger than 1/16 of an inch square, may be perceived a miniature "National Portrait Gallery" with a portrait of every king and queen surrounding her Majesty, who is properly made the centre figure of the interesting group." ("Micro-Photography" The Photographic News, Volume 2, March 18, 1859, p.15) 
 
 
  
 
  
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