Mary Frances Scott-Siddons

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Mary Frances Scott-Siddons

by Owen Angel
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1867
3 7/8 in. x 2 1/4 in. (97 mm x 58 mm) image size
Acquired from Clive Holland, 1959
Photographs Collection
NPG x22579

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  • Owen Angel (circa 1821-1909), Photographer. Artist or producer of 3 portraits.

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  • Lambert, Miles, Fashion in Photographs 1860-1880, 1991, p. 95

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Current affairs

The 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 science

Karl 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.

International

Francis 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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