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Henry Irving Barraud, Herbert Rose  (British)

Men and Women of the Day presents a variety of contemporary portraits of society’s elite and popular figures including stage actors and actresses, poets and writers, socialites, politicians, the clergy, and a cricket player, among others.

A showy book bound in red cloth with gold lettering, it contains large woodburytype photographs by Herbert Ross Barraud mounted on blue-gray boards and companion text printed in brick-red ink on cream colored paper. The book was printed by the London firm William Clowes and Sons, Ltd., the same company that produced the sumptuous catalogues for the Great Exhibition.

References

Foster, Sheila, Manfred Heiting, Rachel Stuhlman, and George Eastman House. Imagining Paradise: The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at George Eastman House, Rochester. Göttingen: Steidl, 2007. p. 129