Carte-de-visite of All Saints Church, Vicarage and Churchyard, Hursley
Taken about 1870
Cartes-de-visite, small photographic prints which were pasted onto card mounts and were named after the earlier fashion of calling cards used by the wealthy, became extremely popular in the mid nineteenth century when developments in photography meant they could be produced inexpensively. They were collected by people from all walks of life including Queen Victoria.
Places as well as people were the subject of cartes-de-visite; this one showing part of All Saints' Church and Hursley vicarage seen across the churchyard would have been of especial interest because of its connection with the Reverend John Keble, a leading mid nineteenth century churchman who was Vicar of Hursley and Otterbourne from 1835 to 1866.
The photograph was taken by Winchester photographer William Savage (1817-87).