Photography in the 19th century was not the sole preserve of the male sex. Although the number of women photographers was comparatively small, it was significant. The new blog lists of some of the women in Victorian England who took to the new photographic technology on their own account.
Many seem to have been in business for a very short period, as were many of their male counterparts. However, women like Mrs Higgins of Stamford, Mrs Elizabeth Miller of Yarmouth and Miss Sarah Ann White of Towcester bucked the trend and continued snapping away for several decades.
To view some of the images produced by lady photographers please click here