Victorian life through a lens

 
Amazing 19th Century photos show backbreaking daily grind

 
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Check out the pics

 

The lady vanishes: Victorian photography’s hidden mothers

 
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A new collection of these photographs, called The Hidden Mother, shows.

Victorian and Edwardian Photographs

 

What is it about this picture? Why is it the most admired photo of that era?

This carefully staged tableau was among the most widely admired Victorian photographs:

Don Quixote in His Study

 
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http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/271528

 
 
 
 
 

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