This poster was printed in Lexington, Kentucky on the 9th of October, 1862. Issued by Confederate supporter and politician Lt. James B. Clay, son of prominent politician Henry Clay, the poster urges the people of the state to resist the Union forces.
Elinor Rendel (nee Strachey) (1859-1944). Daughter of Sir Richard Strachey and future wife of James Rendel. Photographed here in September 1862. She was photographed many times. You can see a collection of her portraits HERE.
I love this picture. It’s so rare to see average everyday street scenes from Victorian London, particularly this part of Victorian London – the suburbia of those with enough to live comfortably.
I lived nine (yes, I counted them!) streets from here back in 2001-2002. It’s funny how little has changed. Sure, the clothes are different, and there’d be cars parked on the sides of the streets, but really this picture could as easily be from yesterday as from152 years ago.