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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 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

3 Sep 11
Reply by Mary Cuperr

Relocation of the RPS Collections to the V and A

Some of the reaction against the move of the RPS collection could be described as wishful thinking. The argument that the cost for a Leeds…

Started by Donald George Baldwin

1 Sep 11
Reply by michael g. jacob

John Dobson

Lowestoft based freelance press photographer John Dobson was the subject of an article in the "Industrial and Commercial Photographer" maga…

Started by Paul Godfrey

1 Sep 9
Reply by Michael Pritchard

British Museum gallery

We have a photograph in our archive that shows a view of the Egyptian Sculpture gallery. It is signed by the photographer. I think it reads…

Started by Kevin Lovelock

1 Aug 29
Reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

The Pilot database

The Pilot Database I’ve been giving some thought to this and would like to discuss the possibility transferring ownership of my database t…

Started by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

4 Aug 28
Reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

Making Photograms

  Making Photograms To coincide with my residency at the ROOM, Sheerness Dockyard Church I am holding a photogram workshop on 25th August.…

Started by Anthony Jones

0 Aug 7

WLF Wastell

For quite some time I suspected that Mr. Wastell, writing anonymously as The Walrus in his periodic column titled "Piffle," was an American…

Started by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

4 Aug 1
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J W Newland international daguerreotypist and magic lanternist

J W Newland was an English daguerreotypist and magic lanternist who travelled from New Orleans, through Central and South America, to the P…

Started by Martyn Jolly

0 Aug 1

1920s-30s "textured" photographic paper

Hi group, Is there an industry name for this [see attached] kind of textured surface photographic paper? I've usually seen it on 1920s and…

Started by Jimmy Leiderman

3 Jul 24
Reply by Jimmy Leiderman

Greetings from Texas... Im searching for this...

Howdy...    thanks for the add...     I collect early wet plate gear and was wondering if anything knew anything about the j. Lewis and…

Started by darrin hill

1 Jul 24
Reply by Michael Pritchard

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