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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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Indian Mutiny Photographs

My mother's father was in the Indian Civil Service, and both sides of her family had long connections with India.  After my parents' deaths…

Started by Charles Priestley

6 yesterday
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"Putting it out there"

Dear friends of Art Blart. A call for help! Just putting this out there in the ether of the cosmos because you never know, its spirit might…

Started by Dr Marcus Bunyan

0 Nov 20, 2019


This carte-de-visite from my collection is titled ‘Guiseppe Garibaldi (From Life)’. I have three variant images from the same series by the…

Started by michael g. jacob

16 Oct 30, 2019
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BJP and the missing years and more

I have been working on building a database of early photographic works, been doing this for about a decade.The database is currently runnin…

Started by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

4 Oct 21, 2019
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WWI and Glass plate negatives

After the US entered World War I, at least some commercial photographers donated used glass plate negatives for use in gas masks and aviat…

Started by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner

3 Oct 21, 2019
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LW Kranz (Braunschweig) Petzval Lens

I recently acquired an L.W. Kranz lens but have no good idea of what I really have.  Examples of other lenses by this maker I found on the…

Started by Ben Richter

0 Oct 7, 2019

Carte de Visite by Oscar Rejlander

I inherited a carte de visite by Oscar Rejlander and wanted to find out more about the photo. Do you think this is just a copy of one of hi…

Started by Tim Foat

0 Sep 29, 2019

John Spiller

John Spiller was appointed as the photographer at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich in 1861, he is credited with setting up the photographic de…

Started by David Barker

2 Sep 24, 2019
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Hogg's manual 1843

Does anyone know where there is a copy of Jabez Hogg's anonymously published pamphlet Photography Made Easy. A Practical Manual of Photogra…

Started by Steve Edwards

0 Sep 2, 2019

identifying photo studio (1907-1908) WHiTE?

Hi! This is my first post! I need help in identifying the photo-studio where this photo was shot, probably 1907, or very early 1908, when t…

Started by Harold Goffin

0 Jul 22, 2019


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