This weekend I needed to find a victorian style reference but got completely drawn into looking at hundreds of photographs of Victorian family portraits which then progressed into searching through other decades too.
My fondness for them is centred around having an insight into what would have been such a special occasion for the family and with the Victorian images the formality of the setting and the seriousness of the expressions. Also you begin to think, who are they and what events happened in their lives. The fact that these family photographs have survived and now have been transferred to a digital format confirms for me even more how cherished and loved these moments in time for these families were. The family portrait.