Author Topic: Did almost everyone have their photos taken in 1800s?  (Read 2593 times)

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Re: Did almost everyone have their photos taken in 1800s?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 28 June 16 16:39 BST (UK) »
Photography first arrived commercially in 1839.They were expensive & pretty much beyond most people.
In the 1850's the price came down as a new process arrived but still quite expensive as they were still mounted in gilt cases which added to the cost.
In 1858 the first photo as we know it arrived & this opened up the market for most people.
So 1860 is the start of the boom.
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 #10 on: Thursday 30 June 16 07:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks Jim, that proves that my memory isn't completely shot ;D

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.

But a larger percentage if you shorten your timeframe.

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Re: Did almost everyone have their photos taken in 1800s?
« Reply #11 on: Friday 18 November 16 12:27 GMT (UK) »
So what time period would it start being practical and affordable for a working class farming family to start getting their photos taken?
Knighton in Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire
Tweedie in Lanarkshire and Co. Down
Rodgers in Durham and Co. Monaghan
McMillan in Lanarkshire and Argyllshire