period: the late nineteenth century


Period makeups: the late nineteenth century

I have freely mixed ‘real’ historical persons and fictional characters: all films are works of the imagination.

Loosely, I have taken the late nineteenth century as running from the accession of Queen Victoria (1837), the final end of the French monarchy & the European revolutions (1848), or the American Civil War. It ends with the First World War and the Russian Revolution.

With the invention of the Daguerreotype (1839), Fox Talbot’s calotype (1840) and the collodion process (1851) photography was born; from the mid-nineteenth century on it becomes possible to talk of look-alike makeups.