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Court Dress

For an introduction into the role played by (female) dress at court, see: The Seal of Social Approval or 'How Girls are Presented at Court' by Jacqueline Ansell published in The Court Historian, Volume 4, 2 [ISSN 1462-9712], pp 151-60

The image below right "The Drawing-room: Photographing a Debutante" appeared in The Illustrated London News, 20 May 1893 and gives a realistic impression of a photographic impression in a studio, such as Lafayette. In this case the photographer directs the shoot from behind the camera, which was not always the case as studios came to offer a "style of photograph" as opposed to a photograph taken by a named photographer. Clicking on any of the three images below will load a page showing these images in greater detail with source information.

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