The Rest of Lavinia’s Red Album

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Lavinia’s Red Album

This post is really just tidying up loose ends. I started this blog to share the photographs and identify the subjects in a set of Shaw family albums. Lavinia Shaw’s red album was my starting point. The photos in it include portraits from the 1860s and 1870s, groups from the 1880s, and some commercial prints from about the same time. The last few pages of the album are filled with newspaper cuttings and so as to give the feel of the complete album I’ve added some of them here.


Above is just one of about a dozen pages of newspaper cuttings. Lavinia seemed drawn especially to photographs of Victoria, Yorkshire and the royals. Romantic scenes are by far the most common but in the bottom right corner a touch of the “modern” creeps in with the traffic. Plenty of clues but still not sure where it was taken.

Single Cutting – 1920s?

What was it about this picture?

Single Cutting – 1930s?

And to finish this album …..

Written by hrog

March 22, 2013 at 5:12 pm

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  1. awesome awesome awesome – I have done a History of what the Shaws called Hiawatha, as I work at his Aged Care Facility in East Brighton. Fascinated by the whole history of the Italianate Villa at 29 Heathfield Road, East Brighton, often think of the Shaws and their lives there. Plan to have my wedding photos on the front verandah !!!

    Deb Howard

    March 25, 2013 at 11:42 pm

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