Scottish visitors

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Well, here we are. 2017 has arrived and the world waits to see how this year will pan out. Here on the blog viewers are pouring in to visit the wide assortment of areas on the site. English photographers are the … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

Welcome, and A Happy New Year to All our Visitors old and new, from the World of the Victorian Photographer.

2016 was a great year for the blog and the aim this year is to hit the 90,000 visitors mark so keep dropping in. Best Wishes to All.

QVictoria (aka Christine Hibbert)

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A ‘snapper’ snapped

From the earliest days of popular photography, photographers often supplemented their income from other sources. There were photographers who were chemists, frame-makers, stationers, and in one case, a jobbing gardener. Charles Christian Page was none of these. He made his living … Continue reading

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Added Extras

Most photographers trade cards, on the reverse of the photographs they took, had several elements in common. The most obvious ones were the address of the studio and the fact that copies of the pho… Source: Added Extras

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2. Walking this way

Ada Anderson was a musical hall performer in 19th century England but fed up with low billings on the cast list she decided to reinvent herself. Saying goodbye to the stage, she took to walking, an… Source: 2. Walking this … Continue reading

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Not quite the Olympics

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With all the excitement of the recent Olympic games it would be nice to be able to write about sportsmen of the Victorian era. However, I have very few photographs that reflect an interest in sport and certainly not the vast … Continue reading

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Something a bit different

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Among the carte de visite photographs in the collection is one that is a little different from the rest. From the photographic portrait on the front, taken by Leonhardt of Eckington, this cdv appears much like any other. Here we see … Continue reading

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