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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…

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Location/Photographer help?

I bought the following image and could use some help in IDing the location and possibly the photographer. Anonymous: Boats Stranded by Low…

Started by Alex Novak

3 3 hours ago
Reply by Dr. Joe Rock

Grunwick / photofinishing laboratory

A researcher is seeking to talk to anyone who worked in Grunwick or a similar commercial photofinishing lab in the 1970s, to discover more…

Started by Michael Pritchard

0 5 hours ago

How often were negatives purchased with a professional photograph in 1888?

I am trying to find out in the late 1880s how common it would have been for customers at photographic studios (in Ireland) to have purchase…

Started by Georgina Binnie

0 on Tuesday

James Anderson

British photographer James Anderson was born Isaac Atkinson (1813-1877), moved to Paris to become a painter and changed his name to William…

Started by Robin O'Dell

0 Jun 27

Eastman No1 - A Story Of Steamer Passengers

Above an image of an early Eastman No1 showing passengers congregating, taking the air on a steamer. There are four passengers facing th…

Started by David Kastoryano

0 Jun 23

Maurice Sinay Berger & London Photographic Paper Works

I’m researching the photographic paper making company M S Berger and Co who were in Hampstead from the late 1890s until the early 1900s and…

Started by Nettie Edwards

2 Jun 18
Reply by Michael Pritchard

Looking for maker references about daguerreotype correcting prisms and mirrors

I recently acquired a daguerrian era correcting prism. I made a felt adapter and it fits on my c.1850s American Chamfered daguerreotype cam…

Started by Rob Niederman

3 Jun 16
Reply by David Kastoryano

Photographica Internships at Chiswick Auctions!- Please circulate with your network

Chiswick Auctions are currently seeking keen and enthusiastic interns for the Photographica department. The positions would suit those with…

Started by Maryam Daoudi

0 Jun 15

Lantern slide or 35mm slide transparency?

Hello  I'm seeking some advice around terminology. I've come across a few 35mm colour slide transparencies sandwiched between two pieces of…

Started by Nicola Mayer

3 Jun 6
Reply by John Marriage

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

11 Jun 2
Reply by Simon Edwards


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