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Mrs Fawcett portrait photograph Downey suffragist suffregette

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Mrs Fawcett


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Original antique portrait print


Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett, GBE (1847 - 1929) was an English suffragist and an early feminist. In 1897 she founded the National Union of Women's Suffrage. W(illiam) & D(aniel) Downey, was one of the most prestigious photography studios in Victorian London. From 1890-1894 the publisher Cassell & Co. issued a five volume collection of Downey portraits titled; "Cabinet Portrait Gallery". These volumes were comprised of portraits of eminent persons in all fields. The photographs were issued as carbon prints, a time consuming photographic process that, because it contains no silver, is not prone to fading. Each photo was mounted separately to a page with a simple title and the Downey name and studio address printed below, and bound into a volume. Some light foxing in outer margin.

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artist W & D Downey
method Carbon print
date C1890
size 140mm by 95mm (photograph) 240mm by 190mm (sheet)
SKU PT6760