British photographic history

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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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Bill Jay

I am working on a film project documenting the life of photographer, writer and lecturer Bill Jay and would be interested in hearing from a…

Started by Grant Scott

11 10 hours ago
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Earliest wildlife photography?

Derek Bousé in his book Wildlife Films (2000) says that the earliest known photograph of wildlife (in this case, penguins) showing "real be…

Started by Timothy Greyhavens

7 on Sunday
Reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

Eton Schoolboy

Circa 1870's a highly unusual carte-de-visite photograph by W.Runicles, Eton. It shows a head in strange head dress / wig with partially wh…

Started by Alex Harris

0 on Saturday

The Guildford half plate camera.

Hello everyone, As a new member this is my first discussion. I'm looking for help with information on the latest addition to my camera coll…

Started by Gerry Palmer

12 Feb 5
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St Helena photographer

I have, in my collection, a carte de visite photograph of a girl by T HAYWARD of NAPOLEON STREET, ST HELENA. Written on reverse is, 'For de…

Started by RODGER INSH

0 Jan 30

Practical Photographer Magazine

Hi, wondering if anyone can help with locating early copies of The Practical Photographer Magazine? I am doing some research into the life…

Started by Mick Thurman

2 Jan 10
Reply by Graham Wood

Around The Square

Anthony Jones’ black and white photographs of the City of London have been exhibited in the US and UK and feature in private, corporate and…

Started by Anthony Jones

0 Jan 9

Blanc and Demilly

Portrait of a man in a hat in a photographers card folder by Blanc and Demilly, 1941.

Started by Anthony Jones

0 Jan 9


Does anyone else use the photograph sharing platform?

Started by Anthony Jones

0 Jan 9

London Photographer

Hi, Can anyone identify this signature of probably London photographer ?? 

Started by Ali Wahab

4 Dec 10, 2016
Reply by James Morley


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