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Henry James, c. 1860, age 17. From the submitter Katie Sommer: Hello MDB. I am the associate editor for The Complete Letters of Henry James ...

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Contortionist, posed in studio Accession Number: 2003:1171:0010 Maker: Thiele's Photographic Rooms Title: Contortionist, posed in studio Date: ca. 1880

Carte-de-visite of Henry M. Stanley, newspaper reporter and tireless self-promoter; was hired by the New York Herald to find the missing Livingstone in 1871, winning himself wealth and reputation. Creator/Photographer: London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company Date: 1872

An Old Clothes' Shop, Seven Dials. Date: ca. 1876-1877 *The second hand trade has been around for centuries, I love this picture!

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Pre-mortem photo? Another Victorian habit: Your child contracts a fever, or you have reason to think an injury or illness may lead to death, you whisk the child off to a photographer. Yep, it happened and they were called Pre-mortem photos. Why suppose that is the case here? The inscription on the back of this tintype has the age and date of death. 3 years old. Which is what she looks like in this photo.