Julia Margaret Cameron
3 of 34 portraits by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio)
Julia Margaret Cameron
by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio), printed by William Louis Henry Skeen
albumen cabinet card, circa 1873
5 7/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (149 mm x 98 mm) image size
Given by (Anne) Olivier Bell (née Popham), 2006
Sitterback to top
- Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), Pioneer photographer. Sitter in 8 portraits, Artist associated with 114 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio) (founded 1886), Photographic Studio. Artist associated with 34 portraits.
- William Louis Henry Skeen (died 1903), Photographer, of W.L.H. Skeen and Co. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Events of 1873back to top
Current affairsThe public entertainment centre Alexandra Palace, designed by architect Owen Jones (associated with the Crystal Palace) and built between Wood Green and Muswell Hill in North London, burns down within sixteen days of opening. Named after Alexandra of Denmark, married to Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales, the palace was quickly rebuilt, and has since been used as a transmission centre for the BBC, and as a musical entertainment venue.
Art and scienceEdith Coleridge edits her late mother Sara Coleridge's Memoir and Letters. Sara, the daughter of the poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, was an author, translator and editor of her father's works.
InternationalInspired by prospectors' demands for better quality trousers during the 1850s Gold Rush, Levi Strauss develops a trouser made with twilled cotton cloth from France called 'serge de Nimes', later known as denim. This year, he patents the process of putting rivets in the trousers for strength, introducing 'blue jeans' to the world.
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