In 2022, with the help of the FRECC (Regional Fund for the Enrichment of Chaumont’s Collections), the Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire acquired a series of177 photographs and 198 stereoscopic glass plates of major heritage interest for its collections.
These unpublished images, dating from between 1905 and 1916, include exterior views of the Château, Princess Henri-Amédée de Broglie, Miss Pundgi the elephant (a gift from the Maharaja of Kapurthala), construction of the Model Farm, and the village (the Corpus Christi procession).
To mark the 80th anniversary of the death of Princess de Broglie in 1943, the Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire is holding an exhibition titled "Trésors iconographiques du Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire à l'époque de la famille de Broglie" (Iconographic Treasures of the Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire in the Days of the de Broglie Family), set to run from 8 December 2023 to 10 March 2024 and including over a hundred photographs.
Their subjects include: Princess de Broglie’s pet animals (elephant, donkeys, Deer Park), the household staff the Landscaped Grounds (Rustic Bridge, covered bench, tennis lawn, Ice House), the vegetable garden and the greenhouses, construction of the Model Farm, the private apartments, the Corpus Christi procession in the village, the princely couple’s children, the private apartments, the princely family’s travels, restoration of the Château from 1880 onwards, the "local natives".
Prince Henri-Amédée de Broglie’s photograph album, dating from 1890 and containing 44 photographs of Château de Chaumont and Château de Maucreux (restored in 2023), will be on display to visitors for the first time since its acquisition in 2009. Twelve photographs from the album are exhibited on the Grand Spiral Staircase to mark the occasion.