37 of 56 portraits of Adelina Patti
by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, 1876
5 3/4 in. x 3 7/8 in. (147 mm x 99 mm) image size
Given by Algernon Graves, 1916
Sitterback to top
- Adelina Patti (1843-1919), Singer; sister of Carlotta Patti. Sitter associated with 56 portraits.
Artistback to top
- London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company (active 1854-1922), Photographers. Artist associated with 952 portraits.
Events of 1876back to top
Current affairsFollowing the introduction of the Royal Titles Act, Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India, with Disraeli deliberately flattering Victoria's imperialist ambitions. In turn, Victoria creates Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield; he continues to run government from the Lords.
Art and scienceThe classical-subject painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, famous for his elegant depictions of the Roman Empire, paints An Audience at Agrippa's.
US inventor Alexander Graham Bell invents and patents the telephone following research into vocal physiology and speech instruction for the deaf, after discovering that sound could be transmitted and reconverted through an electric wire by using a continuous electric current.