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Did almost everyone have their photos taken in 1800s?
« on: Friday 24 June 16 11:20 BST (UK) »
On average, how many people do you think had their photos taken in the period of 1870-1910?
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Re: Did almost everyone have their photos taken in 1800s?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 24 June 16 13:38 BST (UK) »
That's a good question.  I haven't got any of my family from that time but then I haven't got many photos full stop  :(
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Re: Did almost everyone have their photos taken in 1800s?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 24 June 16 14:07 BST (UK) »
I would think it would depend on how well off the family were to have money to pay for photo's ..I have some from 1891-97 but not any before then  :D

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Re: Did almost everyone have their photos taken in 1800s?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 25 June 16 00:25 BST (UK) »
I agree with Rosie; I've inherited (earlier than grandparents) just one posed photo of ggrandparents (working class) in the 1890s. My other line had more children so others in the family may have some - I've no way of telling.
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Re: Did almost everyone have their photos taken in 1800s?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 27 June 16 14:22 BST (UK) »
I remember reading somewhere that there were around 4,000,000 photos produced in the UK during the Victorian Era.
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Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
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Re: Did almost everyone have their photos taken in 1800s?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 27 June 16 15:33 BST (UK) »
Ah, so that would only be a small percentage from 1831-1901 according to the population at the time - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_era#Population_in_the_Victorian_era.
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Re: Did almost everyone have their photos taken in 1800s?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 27 June 16 15:46 BST (UK) »
A larger percentage than it might appear as an awful lot had more than 1 person in them, sometimes whole families.
If you said there was on average 2 people in every photo that would make 8m.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Did almost everyone have their photos taken in 1800s?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 28 June 16 15:51 BST (UK) »
Jim, would I be right in thinking that photography as we understand it didn't get going until the 1840s?

Some years ago I was asked for copies of any photos of an ancestor who died in 1843, and I seem to remember saying that there couldn't have been any at that time.

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Re: Did almost everyone have their photos taken in 1800s?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 28 June 16 15:59 BST (UK) »
Earliest family photo that we have is of an ancestor of my wife; it is dated 1854. Family photographs at this time were few and far between and really only available to the wealthy - in my wife's case the photographer was the son in law of her ancestor. People did not generally own cameras in Victorian times so you had to pay for a professional studio portrait if you wished a photograph.
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