Five O'Clock Tea

Made:
1868
photographer:
B Green

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'Five O'clock tea' A photograph of a middle-class Victorian family enjoying afternoon tea, taken by B. Green in 1868
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A photograph entitled 'Five O'Clock Tea', taken by B Green in 1868. The photograph shows a Victorian family sitting down for afternoon tea, the man seated at the table pours the tea. This elaborately posed tableau was actually taken outdoors. If you look closely, you can see that the 'carpet' is actually grass. The photograph is from the Amateur Photographic Association Prize album for 1868.

A photograph entitled 'Five O'Clock Tea', taken by B Green in 1868.

The photograph shows a Victorian family sitting down for afternoon tea, the man seated at the table pours the tea. This elaborately posed tableau was actually taken outdoors. If you look closely, you can see that the 'carpet' is actually grass.

The photograph is from the Amateur Photographic Association Prize album for 1868. The Amateur Photographic Association was formed in May 1861. Each year, members provided the Association with negatives for printing in exchange for prints from other members.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5012/13
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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