Emma johnston

An early picture taken by the Victorian  photographer Emma Johnston, showing a Mr Horn, his niece and other family and friends posing for the camera

Rare glimpse of 19th-century intellectual suburban life in Hampstead 'set' pictures taken by pioneering woman photographer

An early picture taken by the Victorian photographer Emma Johnston, showing a Mr Horn, his niece and other family and friends posing for the camera

A mother poses for Miss Johnston while her young son has a nap and remains completely oblivious to the camera. Long-forgotten Victorian photographer Emma Johnston documented the activities of her immediate circle and the many influential visitors to the family home, Manor House.

Rare glimpse of 19th-century intellectual suburban life in Hampstead 'set' pictures taken by pioneering woman photographer

A mother poses for Miss Johnston while her young son has a nap and remains completely oblivious to the camera. Long-forgotten Victorian photographer Emma Johnston documented the activities of her immediate circle and the many influential visitors to the family home, Manor House.

E J F Edwards by Emma Johnston 1858-1864

Rare glimpse of 19th-century intellectual suburban life in Hampstead 'set' pictures taken by pioneering woman photographer

Not much is known about the Hampstead, middle-class photographer other than her life can be best understood through her photographs which cover the years 1858-1864

Rare glimpse of 19th-century intellectual suburban life in Hampstead 'set' pictures taken by pioneering woman photographer

Not much is known about the Hampstead, middle-class photographer other than her life can be best understood through her photographs which cover the years 1858-1864

If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.". . . Hmm. Explains a lot during my dry months.

If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.". . . Hmm. Explains a lot during my dry months.

An early picture taken by Victorian amateur photographer Emma Johnston, showing a Mr Horn,...

Unique collection of images give rare insight into Victorian Britain

An early picture taken by Victorian amateur photographer Emma Johnston, showing a Mr Horn,...

Emma Johnston used her family as her subjects for many of her portraits and here she uses her mother, aunts Jane and Ellen, and 'W' and George

Rare glimpse of 19th-century intellectual suburban life in Hampstead 'set' pictures taken by pioneering woman photographer

Emma Johnston used her family as her subjects for many of her portraits and here she uses her mother, aunts Jane and Ellen, and 'W' and George

Photograph by Emma Johnston of Homstead, England. She began photographing about 1858.  Lots of tucks in the dressses

Rare glimpse of 19th-century intellectual suburban life in Hampstead 'set' pictures taken by pioneering woman photographer

Photograph by Emma Johnston of Homstead, England. She began photographing about 1858. Lots of tucks in the dressses

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