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Stewart & Skeels

We deal in early photography and related printed material.  Our main focus is on British photography from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  We issue occasional catalogues.  Meetings and viewings can be arranged by appointment in London and Glasgow, or further afield.

Seaweed album


A very attractive personal collection of seaweed assembled by an unknown owner in a generic ‘album’, with gilt-edge pages in a variety of pastel hues. Seaweed collecting in the Victorian era is now considered to have been a prominently feminine pursuit (though there were undoubtedly male amateur collectors of seaweed), typified as such by the fact that Queen Victoria is said to have created an album