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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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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

3 on Tuesday
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Photography - Victorian Athletes - Copenhagen Grounds - 1860's

Dear Sirs,my name is Mr. Ruslan Pashayev and I am wrestling fan Delaware, Ohio of USA. My post is about images of the champion wrestlers wh…

Started by Ruslan Pashayev

2 on Tuesday
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How to preserve old photographs

Thank you for the membership. I have around 250 studio portraits ranging from 1880s to 1920s and sadly they have become damaged with brown…

Started by Janette

0 on Sunday

Need Info on Dixon & Radge's

They were ambrotypists from York, UK at NO. 44, Skeldergate.  The image with full label information is in a French-style passé-partout.  Is…

Started by Alex Novak

0 Nov 15

German WW1 aerial camera? (ICA Dresden, model RK II 300)

Thank you for letting me join this knowledgeable community! At the Yale Peabody Museum's Division of Historical Scientific Instruments, we…

Started by Alexi Baker

4 Nov 13
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Ilford Archives

Hello, I'm trying to find historical company records for Ilford. A couple of years ago, a friend contacted Ilford via their website to enqu…

Started by Louisa Trott

2 Nov 10
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Variant "A Breaking Wave [Instantaneous] No. 79" by George Washington Wilson.

       Is this a common variant of Mr Wilson's No. 79? I have not seen it published. The Museum of Fine Arts Boston,USA holds a pristine…

Started by Edward McCann

0 Nov 6

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

11 Nov 3
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Photographer of an early stereoview

Hi I've just come across some stereoviews and I've got one which seems to date from around the 1840s and looks to be in the Talbotype style…

Started by Scott Gould

6 Oct 31
Reply by Peter Klein

The first person to make a fixable photograph

W.J. Harrison (A History of Photography, 1897, Percy Lund Country Press, London) in 1895, wrote this in his article:  Anthony's Photographi…

Started by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

7 Oct 23
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