Rare and Breathtaking Photographs of Children Who Lived in Spitalfields, London at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Around 1900, photographer Horace Warner took a series of portraits of some of the poorest people in London – creating relaxed, intimate images that gave dignity to his subjects and producing great photography that is without comparison in his era. Previously, only a handful of Warner’s sympathetic portraits of the children who lived in theContinue reading “Rare and Breathtaking Photographs of Children Who Lived in Spitalfields, London at the Turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries”

The Photography of Alphonse Mucha From Between 1896 and the Early 1900s

Alphonse Mucha began to take photographs in the early 1880s, probably in Vienna, with a borrowed camera. It was not until he had gained some recognition in Paris and sufficient funds that he purchased his first camera. Mucha’s photographic output grew dramatically after his move to a large studio in the rue du Val deContinue reading “The Photography of Alphonse Mucha From Between 1896 and the Early 1900s”

27 Stunning Vintage Photos of Brides in Their Victorian Wedding Dresses Before 1900

For the mid-Victorian bride (1870s) there was an emergence of middle class wealth, and with it a display of their new riches. Wedding gowns fashioned by Worth in Paris were the ultimate status symbol. And if one couldn’t afford an original, one copied them. Full court trains were now part of the wedding ensemble, asContinue reading “27 Stunning Vintage Photos of Brides in Their Victorian Wedding Dresses Before 1900”

37 Tintypes Showing Teenage Boys From the Mid-Late 19th Century

A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s, but lesser use of theContinue reading “37 Tintypes Showing Teenage Boys From the Mid-Late 19th Century”