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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…

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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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Ilford Advocate: Anyone knowledgeable on repair?

Hello all, I recently acquired a lovely Ilford Advocate, with case, for a good price.Unfortunately, it seems that the bulb setting doesn't…

Started by Boke Cameras

1 8 hours ago
Reply by Wilson Laidlaw

ID of London photographic company

I am trying to identify the London company which created two very big charcoal-coloured royal portraits based on photographic enlargements…

Started by Brett Payne

1 on Friday
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Frances Edmund Currey (1814-1896)

I'm researching Frances Edmund Currey (1814-1896), land agent to the 6th Duke of Devonshire at Lismore Castle, County Waterford, Ireland, a…

Started by Sarah McDonald

6 on Friday
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watkins method of factorial development.... circa a long time ago...

I found a watkins Eikronometer and am trying to find info on the watkins factorial development method. Would like to know if there is a m…

Started by darrin hill

3 Jan 23
Reply by John Marriage

The colour photo in the exhibition of 'The Family of Man'

According to a talk by Fred Turner (Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Science, Technology and Society Program at Sta…

Started by Vivienne Xu

3 Jan 9
Reply by Gael Newton

Did David Octavius Hill take stereoviews?

I have a stereo of Dunfermline showing the Paton family in front of their house in Wooers Alley. DO Hill corresponded with Joseph Neil Pato…

Started by Peter Blair

0 Jan 4

Free book download: Canada in the Frame

We're delighted to share an open access book that is likely to be of interest to community members: Canada in the Frame by Philip J. Hatfie…

Started by Alison Fox

0 Dec 13, 2022

1966 London: Tom Picton, Nigel Hartnup, London Look magazine archives

Hello, I'm currently researching for a project and would love to draw from the hive mind of this community to see if anyone might have some…

Started by Tamsin Hong

7 Dec 6, 2022
Reply by Paul Hill

Looking for 2023 Camera Fair & Show Information

Hello, everyone. I maintain the website and for the past 21 years, I included a webpage dedicated to internation…

Started by Rob Niederman

0 Dec 4, 2022

Instructionmanual for Thornton & Pickard camera

Hello, I wonder if there are any old "user manuals" for i.e. the Thornton wooden field cameras. I am about to restore one which has been ab…

Started by Bengt Hermansson

0 Dec 1, 2022


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