by Samuel Alexander Walker
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
3 1/2 in. x 2 1/4 in. (90 mm x 58 mm) image size
Sitterback to top
- Samuel Smiles (1812-1904), Social reformer; author of 'Self Help'. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Samuel Alexander Walker (1841-1922), Photographer; son of William Walker. Artist associated with 200 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, 64 Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, London)
Events of 1867back to top
Current affairsThe Second Reform Act, although effectively a Liberal measure, is expediently passed by the Conservatives, under Disraeli's influence, who believed it would widen Conservative appeal by making the party appear more progressive. The Act extended the vote to 1.5 million working men in British towns, and redistributed 52 seats from towns with populations under 10,000 to the newer urban towns.
Art and scienceKarl Marx publishes his hugely influential Das Kapital, whilst living and researching in London. Its proclaimed aim was 'to lay bare the economic law of motion of modern society', and it presented mid-Victorian capitalism in terms of a tragic drama.
Henry Irving rises to fame on the London stage, performing alongside Ellen Terry for the first time, beginning their famous theatrical association.
InternationalFrancis Joseph, the Emperor of Austria, becomes King of Hungary, and thus ruler of the 'dual monarchy' of Austria-Hungary.
The dominion of Canada is formed, as the British North America Act unites four British colonies, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec. The Act defines much of Canada's constitution and operation of government, and Canada's dominion status is the first of its kind.
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