They were seen as achievements, and people wanted their children to be in them.
Did he treat them in a way that raised red flags to his Victorian contemporaries? All nude pictures of children are pornographic, even newborns.
Perhaps this is why we love runaways so much.
Instead of her face, we see the eyes of all the girls surrounding her, watching the big reveal.
If she took only the occasional tub-time picture, she could easily have 30 pictures of nude children at any given time.
This seems wildly unfair to her, since she was operating well within the established conventions of her society.