The Vokes Sisters
The Vokes Sisters
by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, circa 1875
3 3/8 in. x 2 1/4 in. (87 mm x 56 mm) image size
acquired F.J. Eberlen, 1978
Sittersback to top
- Jessie Catherine Biddulph Vokes (1851-1884), Actress and dancer. Sitter associated with 10 portraits. Identify
- (Theodocia) Rosina Vokes (1854-1894), Actress and dancer. Sitter associated with 11 portraits. Identify
- Victoria Rosaline Sarah Vokes (1850 or 1853-1894), Actress. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
Artistback to top
- Lock & Whitfield (active 1856-1894), Photographers. Artist associated with 626 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1875back to top
Current affairsSamuel Plimsoll, a back-bench Liberal MP, campaigns for measures to prevent the practice of overloading unseaworthy vessels and claiming insurance. The Plimsoll Line is established; a line drawn on ships, it denotes the maximum legal load a cargo ship is allowed to carry.
The Public Health Act, the work of Richard A. Cross, sets down in detail the responsibilities of local authorities in terms of public health.
Art and scienceAnthony Trollope's masterpiece The Way We Live Now is published after serialisation. Containing over 100 chapters, the complex plot, following the fortunes of sham financier Augustus Melmotte, tackles the commercial, political and moral hypocrisy of the age.
InternationalDisraeli purchases nearly half the total shares in the Suez Canal Company from the bankrupt Egyptian Khedive, Ismail Pasha, securing a controlling interest in the trading route. Since Parliament was not in session at the time, Disraeli borrowed £4 million from the banking family Rothschilds, attracting much criticism from Parliamentary opponents, although he won popularity from the Queen and the public.
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