Helen Kirk

Helen Kirk

William Ralston

c. 1865

Albumen print

3 5/8 x 2 3/8 inches

Reproduced with permission of The National Portrait Gallery, London

A typical carte-de-visite produced by Ralston’s, Glasgow, dated around 1865. The background is typically artificial and set-like, but the photographer captures the sheen of the subject’s extravagant crinoline dress. — Simon Cooke

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