Just published: Victorians in Camera

12201019289?profile=originalVictorians in Camera explores the world of nineteenth century photography from the subjects' point of view. Using a wealth of contemporary evidence – in both words and pictures – the book seeks to relive the experience of Victorian photography, following customers into palatial studios where artists created exquisite images floating on a silver surface, and into low photographic dens where hucksters turned out murky likenesses on thin pieces of blackened iron.

  • What did the Victorians want from a portrait?
  • Where did they go to have it made?
  • What was it like to be photographed in a Victorian studio?
  • What did clients get for their money?
  • How did they feel about the results?

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