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The private library of QMII has released a database with 10.000 photos from the private collection of the DRF.
Most have not been published before.
The photos start around 1844 and most of those released are no later than the 1920's - that's due to the copyright legislation.
It's QMII who authorized the release of the photos.
Some photos are also historical, Like the ruins of Paris after the Franco-Prussian War in 1871.
The photos are free to be downloaded and used.
Provided you credit:
Den Kongelige Fotografisamling, Kongernes Samling
Here is the database:
Type (XYZ) in the field Fritekstsøgning in the lower right corner.
I tested by typing: Fredensborg and got this:
Back in 2016 QMII decided to share some of the private photos stored in the Royal Library. The Royal Library being in principle the personal library of the Monarch, but it's also an archive and a favorite among historians and researchers.
So for the past five years people have been busy finding photos, scanning them, registering them, doing research and so on ending up with an extensive public database of some 10.000 photographs of which the first photograph is from 1844.
This one: https://asset.dr.dk/imagescaler/?pro...&w=1000&h=1007
The library has not been able to ID all photographs and have asked the public for help, should anyone be in the know.
For copyright reasons most of the published photographs are no later than the 1920's.
Many of the photos are by Queen Alexandrine who was an eager photographer when she was young.
The database does not only depict royals in more or less private and informal situation, but also historical photos from main events at the time. Wars or expeditions or monuments or buildings. (Presumably bought by the DRF at the time in order to have a real life image of what they heard or read about.)
Over time more photos will be added to the database.
And BTW for those interested in trains, there are a lot of trains in this database. (Someone must have been very interested in trains, we must assume.)
You can see some samples in this article about the database: