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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Aspects of Victorian photography

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Collecting the details of photographers from 19th century England is like stepping back in time to the days of Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens. Even the names of some photographers have a Dickensian ring to them. Names like Squibbs, Wiggins, Decimus … Continue reading

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Supplying the Photographic Trade

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Advertising the Studio

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By the 1880s, the photographic world was a whirl of enterprise and competition. Every opportunity was  seized by photographers  to promote their services to as wide a range of customers as possible. One way in which this was achieved was … Continue reading

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