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Quest to find old photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew Gardens)

Two photo history related news items from Kew - a new book and a request for help with a research project. 1. New book: "The story of Kew G…

Started by James MorleyLatest Reply

National Archive of Geological Photographs online

Dr Anthony H Cooper writes: The British Geological Survey National Archive of Geological Photographs “GeoScenic” is online, but may not be…

Started by Dr Anthony H. CooperLatest Reply

Photohistory questionnaire for PhD thesis

Hello everyone, My name is David Croft and I am currently working on my PhD at De Montfort University. For my thesis I am trying to use var…

Started by David CroftLatest Reply

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The Walrus and Lantern Slide Shows

I've been working on my memoir, Light Writings, which is semi-memoir and personal essays. I've always been hooked on trivia that has a "Gee…

Started by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

0 on Tuesday

Quest: photographic details of artworks in artbooks

Dear all, I am an art historian, currently writing a thesis at Ghent University on photographic details of artworks in art books (publishe…

Started by Elise Dupré

0 on Tuesday

PhotoLondon site

Does anyone know what happened to the excellent PhotoLondon site? The URL now points to somewhere on the Museum of London's site. Is the in…

Started by Les Waters

12 on Monday
Reply by Peter Domankiewicz

Postcards from photographs, 1912

Does anyone have information on Geo. Moore, who made postcards from photographs of performers?  With which firm was he associated? He sent…

Started by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner

5 Feb 8
Reply by Mary Cuperr

John Lemmon Russell (1846 - 1915)

John Lemmon Russell is a distant relative of mine and  I am researching his life and career. I have been told by a very knowledgeable res…

Started by Peter Brunning

8 Feb 4
Reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

GEORGE SHAW 1818-1904

I'm working on a project about the pioneer Birmingham photographer George Shaw, who, it's sometimes claimed, made the first daguerreotype i…

Started by Pete James

2 Jan 27
Reply by Pete James

Have a look on spitalfieldslife ,lots of photos on there

Started by P Johnson

0 Jan 22

Miss G.C. Lazenby

Dear colleagues, I'm looking for information about an amateur photographer from Sydenham Hill, London named Lazenby (Miss. G.C.), active ab…

Started by Kate Addleman-Frankel

2 Jan 19
Reply by Kate Addleman-Frankel

What was this piece of equipment used for?

Hello everyone, My first post regards a mystery -- at least to me. I purchased this object for a few £'s at a charity shop in Christchurch,…

Started by Arthur Margolin

14 Jan 16
Reply by Charles Herbert

PhotoLondon - No longer available - WHY!

The Museum of London website states - The 'PhotoLondon: Gateway to London's public photographic collections' website is no longer available…

Started by Robert Gray

1 Jan 15
Reply by Tony Richards


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