by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1874
3 5/8 in. x 2 1/4 in. (91 mm x 58 mm) image size
Given by Phyllis Cunnington, 1962
Sitterback to top
- Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), Naturalist, geologist and originator of the theory of evolution. Sitter in 34 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Elliott & Fry (active 1863-1962), Photographers. Artist associated with 10989 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Cartes-de-visite became popular after being patented by French photographer André Disdéri in 1854. It soon became very fashionable to collect these small photographic portraits, especially those of famous people.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographers' studio, 55 Baker Street, Portman Square, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species (19 January 2009 - 30 June 2009)
Events of 1874back to top
Current affairsDisraeli becomes Prime Minister for the second time, winning the general election and giving the Conservative party its first absolute majority since the 1840s.
Professional opportunities for women develop, with the opening of the London School of Economics to women, the foundation of the London School of Medicine for Women and the Women's Protective and Provident League.