Here is a short intro to this blog,

It has been running now for several years and in that time we have explored the lives of Victorian photographers and the people who sat for their portraits to be taken.

The images on this site represent a wide range of 19th century Victorians from the lower working classes up to Royalty, from both Great Britain and the wider world. Whatever your interest in the world of Victorian photography, be it fashion, social history or even advertising, there is plenty here to interest and possibly entertain you.

You can leave comments, hopefully positive, on what you have seen or contact me for further information about the contents of the blog.

I’m Christine Hibbert and I can be reached at


So welcome to the blog and enjoy!

Published by qvictoria

A collector of Victorian photographs for many a long year. I'm interested in both the individual photographs and the studio advertising on the 'backs' of the images, Victorian graphic design at its most varied and interesting. My collection of "cartes de visite" photographs is housed in plastic pockets within a series of albums, numerically arranged in order as they are acquired. There are now roughly 3000 photographers and images in all. I use directories, newspapers and genealogical information to research the life and work of each photographer and their studio but there aren't enough hours in the day. This photo is one of my collection, chosen for the gentle expression in the face of the sitter.

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