Victorians in Camera explores the world of nineteenth century photography from the subject’s point of view.
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?
Using a wealth of contemporary evidence – in both words and pictures – the book seeks to relive customers’ experience of Victorian photography, following them 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.
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