Freddy Gould, c 1866.
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Photograph by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), from a series of 'life-sized heads'. Freddy Gould (born 1861) was the son of a sailor at Freshwater in the Isle of Wight where Cameron lived. His cherubic looks appear in many of her pieces. Cameron's photographic portraits are considered among the finest in the early history of photography. She set up a private studio at her home at the age of 48, after her daughter gave her a camera, and she became expert at using the collodion wet-plate process. She used friends, servants and neighbours as subjects, including the scientists John Herschel and Charles Darwin.