Before you could have your photograph taken there were miniature portraits.

Before you could have your photograph taken there were miniature portraits. The artist would be a traveling man, have a small studio or paint you on site. He would show the way you dressed, the way your hair was cut,in fact your general demeanour and your standing in society.
(This is one of a Mr and Mrs pair, it was important how your lady was presented as at this time as she was very much your possession)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s