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Victorian Giants The Birth of Art Photography

Source:   ‘Ina Liddell',1870, by Lewis Carroll, shows the sister of Alice, who inspired Alice in Wonderland  

‘Charles Darwin',1865, by Oscar Rejlander; Darwin was a popular subject

‘Head of St John the Baptist in a Charger',1858, by Oscar Rejlander

‘Two Ways of Life',1857, by Oscar Rejlander, is an example of multiexposure experimentation

Victorian Giants is running at the National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Lane, London, until 20 May 2018. For more details visit

Not only was photography established in Britain during Queen Victoria's reign

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