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Veritably Victorian.

Tribute to Julia Margaret Cameron.

.....Early postcard depicting her work.

 

.....Julia Margaret Cameron ( 1815 - 1879 ) was born in Calcutta, and in 1848 she moved to London.

..........In 1863, when Julia was 48 years old, her daughter gave her a camera as a present. Within a year she was elected a member of the photographic society in London.

.....She strove to capture beauty and became obsessive about her new occupation, with subjects sitting for countless exposures in blinding light as she labouriously coated, exposed and processed each wet plate.

..........She welcomed - and photographed - the cream of Victorian Society.

.....In 1875, Julia departed to Ceylon, and one of her last letters was to Lady Tennyson, in which she wrote " It is a sacred blessing which has attended my photography ; it gives pleasure to millions and a deeper happiness to very many. "

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Taken on January 17, 2009