victorian prints

Stereoview portrait of two unidentified women, probably French, c. 1860′s. By Duriaux.

Source: Rijksmuseum.

Happy St David’s Day!

Today is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales. Traditionally daffodils (a symbol of Wales) and leeks (a symbol of Saint David) are worn.

This is a hand-coloured lithograph of daffodils, printed by Day & Haghe in the 1840s. The original drawing was by Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858), and it featured in her book ‘The ladies’ flower garden of ornamental bulbous plants’ with 57 other botanical prints.

Fan Bing Bing absolutely killing it and looking like an immaculate goddess at the Met Gala, meanwhile nearly everyone else entirely missed the theme memo.

Stereoview scene of a group drinking tea in a room probably in a photography studio, British, c. 1860′s/1870′s.

Source: Rijksmuseum.

Animated stereoview portrait of a man identified as a hermit posing in the interior of his house in Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1875. By C. H. Shute and Son.

Source: New York Public Library.

May 1896
Artist: F. Schuyler Mathews (American; 1854–1938)
Page from a calendar published by L. Prang & Co. (Boston, Mass.)

Animated time-lapse carte de visite portraits of an unidentified woman, French, 1867. Originally titled “Beresford.” By André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri.

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art.