|Auguste Belloc & Félix Jacques Antoine Moulin, Femme sur un lit, 1856|
Plenty to discuss: photo as reportage, as art. Illustration as fashion, as natural science, as social mores, as war reportage, as the exotic. Harper's cultural contribution. Victorian design and Pre-Raphaelite design. And the emerging Arts and Crafts.
Next week I'll talk about a huge market for 19th century erotica illustrations, daguerreotypes and early photography: EROTICA!