Oct 29 2011: Twenty One Victorian Studio Portraits of Women in a Variety of Settings: Second Part (English, c.1880 – 1900)

The final gathering of Victorian studio portraits features 21 further images of women, as before seen in artificial and contained settings, in a variety of poses, and with a range of props that includes flowers, books, hats and furnishings of various kinds (side-tables seem to feature quite heavily). With yesterday’s gallery of 24 similar images, this concludes the scanning and archiving of the contents of a cigar box full of these portrait cards, as found at the Cattle Market in fairly unceremonious conditions: taken together, they offer a kind of anthropological catalogue of Victorian types who might all, at some point, have featured somewhere in the construction of a densely populated 19th century work of fiction.

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