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Daily life through portraits

Portraits were undoubtedly the most highly cultivated type. Either on commission or for their own pleasure, the pioneer photographers offered their personal view of the people they immortalised, capturing their souls in studios or at fairs. Portraits also captured domestic scenes, family events (baptisms, weddings, deaths in sleeping positions) and social celebrations (inaugurations, banquets, dances, carnivals, plays…).

The Chihuahua Kiko, owned by the Marchioness of Mendigorría. Pets also had their place in pioneering photography. [Circa 1920]. Photographer: J. Moeglé (Thoune, Switzerland). MENDIGORRÍA, C. 440, D. 179

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