Fashion in the house – c. 1865

I thought this photo was interesting because it’s a rare view for the period of a well-dressed couple in their reception room. Most 1860s photos were done in a studio – this type of candid shot doesn’t become common until cheap brownie box cameras appear around the turn of the century.  The gentleman is in an informal pose with his right foot atop his left knee, creating a place to rest the book he is reading. 

2 thoughts on “Fashion in the house – c. 1865

  1. There is so much going on in this room, I love it. It is an excellent example of Victorian bricabracomania.

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