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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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British Boarding School Name ?

I have three photographs of a British boarding school, taken c1950s-60s, and am trying for find the name of it, if anybody knows ?

Started by Robert Rulling

1 6 hours ago
Reply by Wilson Laidlaw

Negative envelopes

Is anyone interested in the envelopes that negatives were presented when the came back from the lab. such as Boots , Kodak, or the local ch…

Started by Geoff Lowe

3 on Saturday
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BJP Almanacs - with Dust Jackets!

Afternoon all. I am photographic consultant at Chiswick Auctions and we just took in a long run of B J Almanacs from the early 1900s throug…

Started by Tim Goldsmith

3 Jan 18
Reply by phil laycock

Kodak lecture service / Dennis Kemp

Hi all, I don't suppose anyone has any further information on Kodak's lecture service / Dennis Kemp?  We're talking 60's and early 70's in…

Started by Laura Algar

6 Dec 26, 2020
Reply by bernard John

1858 photograph of Japanese negotiators by William Nassau Jocelyn

Further to my post earlier this week about an exhibition in Tokyo of early images of Japan, I should mention that the show includes an 1…

Started by Alice Gordenker

0 Dec 25, 2020

Is this a young Prince Albert ?

I am trying to decide whether the small ambrotype is of a young Prince Albert and would appreciate any input . Please see the group photo…

Started by John SurreyUK

0 Dec 22, 2020

Documentation of the Orotone (Curt-Tone) process?

I've been making my own silver gelatine glass plates and am exploring ways to print and present positives. I'm intrigued by historical oro…

Started by Roger Hyam

6 Dec 21, 2020
Reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

A.E.Staley and Sands and Hunter

I have a reflex camera with both these names attached on plaques on it. It's quite large, the one bookform film holder fits 5x7sheaths.I'm…

Started by Anne Bull

10 Dec 18, 2020
Reply by Anne Bull

Looking for roll film holder information

I have an odd Gandolfi Tailboard camera. The rear has ground glass which is 3" x 4" and it is in a slide which pulls out to allow a roll fi…

Started by Paul Kay

11 Dec 14, 2020
Reply by Paul Kay

Orphan Works system UK

I am new here so please excuse me if this has been covered. I have found it incredibly frustrating trying to make sense of the Orphan Works…

Started by Ian Murray

1 Dec 7, 2020
Reply by Michael Pritchard


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