Viral Victorians

Images from the Northumberland Archives Victorian Selfies exhibition.
Images from the Northumberland Archives Victorian Selfies exhibition.

It’s the last chance to see Victorian ‘selfies’ from Northumberland that have taken the world by storm.

A collection of funny Victorian portraits from Northumberland Archives has been delighting visitors to Woodhorn Museum near Ashington, but the use of social media and a Flickr stream means that millions more have seen them around the globe.

Research done just a few weeks after the launch of the exhibition showed that almost 3.4 million people had engaged with the collection online.

It can be seen at Woodhorn until Sunday.