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Exibition: Victoria - A Ruling Image

From 1837 to 1901, Queen Victoria ruled a British Empire that grew to span a quarter of the globe and include some 450 million people. Her reign coincided with a period of extraordinary social and technological change—and a revolution in visual culture. Images of Victoria were ubiquitous. Broadsides, weeklies, literary annuals, newspapers, engravings, souvenirs, postage stamps, coins, and photographs brought the sovereign, and the monarchy, into peoples’ homes and lives, and shaped their expectations of and responses to the real and figurative Queen. Rather than a history of the nineteenth century, the British Empire, or Victoria’s reign, this exhibition is a look at ‘framed’ imagery, for Victoria depicted was Victoria defined.

The exhibit is on view through December 20, 2019

Wednesday, September 11 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Rush Rhees Library, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626

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Arts and Entertainment, Exhibitions


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River Campus Libraries
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(585) 275-4461

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JIAHANG WU left a positive review Thursday, August 22, 2019

Great collection!