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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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The Photographic Journal, April 9th 1859 (No. 82)

I wonder if anyone has access to a copy of the above which still has its advertisements intact? I am looking for a scan of the advert for G…

Started by Paul Kay

0 Jun 12

Identifying Processes

Hello everyone, I need to identify the process used for some photographs in order or date them, however my brain is having an off day and…

Started by Carys Ellen Fyson

3 Jun 11
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Modern tintype - for dissertation

Hi all, I'm an MA History of Photography student at Birkbeck, though based in Edinburgh, and am currently researching modern tintype practi…

Started by KD

0 Jun 9

Grubb Lens Dublin

Hi, I recently acquired a Grubb brass bound lens and I wondered if anyone could date it, I assume it is a Petzval type but would like to kn…

Started by Nigel Richards

7 Jun 7
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Quest for help regarding the photographer Antonio Beato

Hello, my name is Carolina and I am working on a dissertation regarding the photographer Antonio Beato in the Aberystwyth University.. My r…

Started by Carolina Bennet Morales

2 Jun 7
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Diascope loan?

The RHS will be holding a small exhibition later in the year featuring autochromes and I wonder if any-one has a period diascope we can bor…

Started by Sarah McDonald

2 May 31
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When it was the First National and/or International Stereoscopic Contest or Exhibition ?

I am working on a project about Fermi Abad Ribera (Sabadell 1884-1962), a Spanish amateur photographer and stereographer. He won some award…

Started by Lluis Dubreuil

0 May 30


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

13 May 13
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Identification - Civil War Officer Photography taken from album dated 1862

Hello,last year I bought an album containing handwritten poems and some photographies. The first dated entry within the album is 22 Jan 186…

Started by Rebecca Talbot

2 May 9
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Cockney Eye, by David Joseph Marcou

I've wondered over the years why my biography of Picture Post lead-photographer Bert Hardy has never been published in Britain or America b…

Started by David Joseph Marcou

0 May 8


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