The Ex-King of Dude - bizarre Victorian photograph

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The ex-what of what?!

This late-Victorian young lady had her likeness taken at the Hellis & Sons Studios in Regent Street, London. She leans against an urn with a royal lion in a conservatory setting with ferns.

On the reverse, a curious claim: “Photographers to his highness Akboaloddowla, ex-king of Dude”. Make of that what you will. (In fact, it’s meant to say ‘Oude’ – but it definitely says Dude. Someone in the mists of time has added an incredulous question mark beside this rather grand statement.)

Genuine carte de visite. One of a kind vintage item in good condition with little wear and tear. Measurements: 10cm x 5.5cm.

Bunny paper not included.



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