Photo collage has long been associated with avant-garde artists and more recently with those doing scrapbooking. A new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City reveals that Victorians enjoyed this craft. There are forty-eight amusing pages combining photos with painted images done from 1860-1870’s. ‘Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage‘ is in the Howard Gilman Gallery, February 2- May 9, 2010.
Photocollages by Marie-Blanche-Hennelle Fournier, 1870’s (top) Frances Elizabeth, Viscountess Jocelyn, 1860’s (bottom).
Updated: 4/19/2013- Looks like these images from British Harper’s Bazaar, May 2013 got their inspiration from Victorian photocollages similar to the ones above. (via Honestly…WTF)