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Many thanks for this Kelvin. This is very interesting stuff. Do you have any information on what your Grandfather was up to in the late 1940s and the 1950s? Was he involved in the RPS at this time? Do you know whether he had any connection with the Combined Societies in the late 1940s?
Hi i am following your forum discussion with interest. I have, for the past 18 months, been researching the Combined Societies and have compiled a complete history (Not yet in final draft form). Dr Jouhar was not a supporter of the Combined Societies modern outlook on photography and wrote sevedral letters and articles damning their methods. The battle in the late 40s and early 50s between the establishment (RPS & Salon) and the avant guard (CS) makes some interesting reading. If youy want any further information please feel free to contact me.
Yours and Matthew's responses both suggest interesting perspectives on the period. At the risk of re-creating the opposing camps of this post-war debate it would be splendid to take this discussion further. I may well fire some further questions your way in due course. I hope that's ok.