The Mountain Nymph Sweet Liberty June 1866: Julia Margaret Cameron was one of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography

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A beautiful young Victorian mother and her sweet child, 1870s, Hungary. Photo by Leopold Adler. #Victorian #portraits

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Portraits of patients at Victorian lunatic asylum treated for 'mania and melancholia' | Daily Mail Online

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Portraits of new arrivals were used as a marker of a child's progress in the Society. Case studies of some children appeared in the newsletter 'Our Waifs and Strays' describing how they had been transformed from a 'potential street loafer' into a productive member of society. These studies were often illustrated with 'before and after' photographs, contrasting their ragged past with their new-found respectability.

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