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Criminals of 1871-1873

Newcastle City Gaol and House of Correction Collection 1742 – 1878.

Dreamlike color photos capture English beaches at the turn of the century

In 1905, photographer Otto Pfenninger designed and built a unique camera which used three color-separated plates to capture a full-color image in a single exposure.The following summer, he tested his new contraption on the sunny beaches and parks of Brighton, rendering leisurely and candid scenes in vivid (if somewhat warped) color.

England’s Beautiful Women

A set of 61 portraits of prominent ladies, taken in the late 19th to early 20th C by the Bassano Studio in London.

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Everyday life in Cornwall in the 19th century

About a dozen photos. The Guardian

Hawthorn Leslie Locomotives

Photos from the early 20th century of locomotives built by Hawthorn Leslie locomotive works at Forth Banks, Newcastle upon Tyne. flickr collection.

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Ireland in Color 1927

Photos shot by a National Geographic photographer with Autochrome; an early form of color photography.

Men and Women of the Day by Barraud

A set of 267 photos of prominent people of the 1880s; part of the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, UK.

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