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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…

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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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Someone knows some biographical facts about Hugh Owen. He lived in Oporto, Portugal? Thank you! MANUEL MAGALHAES

Started by Manuel Magalhaes

17 on Tuesday
Reply by Andrew Shepherd

Prints under glass

I have five photographs 11 x 8.5cm, each printed on very thin paper and mounted face down on glass; i.e for viewing from the other side of…

Started by Peter McKenzie

5 Sep 16
Reply by Peter McKenzie

1850s/1860s 'process of taking twelve thousand photographs in an hour'?

I am currently reading and writing on Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) and have encountered an 1859 diary entry in which Carroll de…

Started by Georgina Binnie

2 Sep 15
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Minna Keene (1861-1943)

Hello, I am a Masters student in the Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management (F+PPCM) program at Ryerson University, res…

Started by Mina Markovic

3 Sep 14
Reply by William Cowan

Maud Shelley (1875-1952)

Hello, Firstly, thank you to all the creators and contributors at British Photographic History for this forum.  I'm wondering whether anyon…

Started by Daniel Tammet

8 Sep 14
Reply by Michael Pritchard

Houghton Ensign Half Plate Camera

On it’s way to me is a Houghton Ensign Timber and brass hall plate camera. It was sold by Harrington’s in Australia . I am keen to get more…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

4 Aug 12
Reply by Tony Richards

John Dillwyn Llewelyn

I am Co-Director of Red Kite Environment, a company specialising in heritage interpretation. We have a contract to plan and provide interpr…

Started by Peter Seccombe

6 Aug 10
Reply by Alex Novak

Tintern Abbey Photographs by Francis Bedford

Having moved and finally getting somewhat straight again, I am undertaking some research and looking for some very specific photographs to…

Started by Paul Kay

4 Aug 4
Reply by Paul Kay

How to identify the negative print of a card de visite within an old autograph Album?

Dear all, in 2018 I`ve purchased an autograph Album dating back to the year 1862. Yesterday I flipped through the Sarah Dobbs`s autograph A…

Started by Rebecca Talbot

1 Jul 27
Reply by Jamie Carstairs

Thomas Carlyle and links to Julia Margaret Cameron, Scottish Carte de Visite photographers and John Patrick of Kircaldy

First Post: Thank you for allowing be to join. The following links are to 3 lots of photographs which turned up as part of a 'downsizing'…

Started by Jane Brown

0 Jul 17


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