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Photographs Found in Books: Almost Lost Victorians (part 2)

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Bookseller Steerforth handles a great many old books in his line of work. Often he’ll find old photos and albums amongst the piles of mildewed tomes: snapshots of lost worlds and forgotten lives.

Continuing the series in which he shares some of the more interesting discoveries, here are more of the incredible photos from the 1860s: Victorians who were so nearly lost forever (see part 1 here)…

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Steerforth is a gentleman bookseller from East Sussex, who blogs at The Age of Uncertainty.

3 thoughts on “Photographs Found in Books: Almost Lost Victorians (part 2)

  1. joerees08@gmail.com'
    Joey Joe Joe Jr.
    December 3, 2014 at 16:07

    Either the exposure time in those days wasn’t as long as I’d always assumed, or those are some well-behaved dogs.

  2. Worm
    December 4, 2014 at 09:30

    my favourite one is the boat with the massive steam engine on it. And all the neckbeards. Surely the neckbeard is due a comeback any day now

  3. johngjobling@googlemail.com'
    malty
    December 4, 2014 at 10:53

    Medical fact…..as the Salk vaccine, virtually overnight, eradicated polio, so the application of 1/250 @ F8 cured the rampant face ache amongst the legions of the photographed. The discovery of trichloroethylene was yet another ground breaking scientific advance, as was the coat hanger.

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