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April 19, 2006 12:32 AM   Subscribe

The Lafayette studio has one of the oldest histories of any photographic business in the world. It was founded in Dublin in 1880. The photographs can be viewed at the Victoria & Albert Museum but this site really shows them off in much more detail.
posted by tellurian (6 comments total)
the portrait behind the "detail" link is fucking incredible. I'm gonna go yell at my local mall photographer, now.
posted by shmegegge at 2:17 AM on April 19, 2006

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posted by cgc373 at 3:21 AM on April 19, 2006

If you right-click, a dialog box pops up, stating something like "Images are copyright of the Victoria & Albert Museum". Really? All the way from before 1897?

(Great link, BTW)
posted by Harald74 at 6:23 AM on April 19, 2006

Outstanding. Thanks!
posted by Gamblor at 8:18 AM on April 19, 2006

Wonderful visual resource, thank you! The costumes, divas, clothes, bad guys (more here), and historical details are an eyeful.

How nice to have a 15"x12" glass negative to hunt around in, and the photographic shoots, print masks and retouching are pretty interesting, too.
posted by cenoxo at 3:19 PM on April 19, 2006

Awesome links, tellurian!
posted by deborah at 9:23 PM on April 20, 2006

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