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I am trying to complete the listing of the titles of stereoviews made by the London Stereoscopic Co of the 1862 London Exhibition , and would ask if anyone has the titles for the following numbers in the series , please contact through the British Photographic History Website , or email me direct - Graham Wood at email@example.com . The stereoview numbers for which i am missing titles are : 82,85,89,143,164,174,177,178,184,186,187,188,190,197,202,205,207,215,217,224,226,227,231,234,235,
The later numbered views seem to be the ones which are most difficult to find
Thanking you in advance
Only one definite"No. 164 REBECCA AT THE WELL, BY DAVIS " "THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF 1862" but I will see if I can dig up the catalogue of 1862 views Tex Treadwell sent me a few years back and check for more later in the week.
Hi Graham - we hold the daybooks and surviving negatives for this exhibition however the titles may not be the ones that appeared on the published cards. If you are still interested I have an intern in over the next couple of weeks and will get them to list our titles from the daybook and email you directly. All the best, Sarah
Graham - you are welcome to come in and have a look at what we've got. There is no specific info on photogaphers - they're usually credited to good old William England though we've already discovered LSC's tricksy habit of miscrediting or not crediting photographers. I've got one complete book (includes Dublin and some exhibits from 1862 appeared again here) but there should be another in the library as the stereo daybooks were made in pairs for obvious reasons. I'll email the titles shortly and we can arrange a visit. Any exchange of info would be very welcome... Best, Sarah
Dear Graham Wood,
I wonder if you would be prepared to share the list - I have been doing something similar although probably with a different aim (I am trying to establish how many of these stereos featured sculptures; I know the titles only go some way towards this, but they still give some indication). You would be of course aknowkledged gratefully in my research.
Patrizia Di Bello
If you can contact me by email on firstname.lastname@example.org , i will send on the listing , if you need scans i have a number of the cards particularly in about the first 200 numbers , and can send scans or give you a description of those i have . I also have a number from William England's series Gems of Statuary . I hope to be able to hear your talk at Leicester in December .
Have you contacted Alison Morrison-Low at the National Museums of Scotland? They have the late Bernard Howarth-Loomes collection. He was fanatical about getting all the 1862 views though I know he struggled with the higher numbers. I don't know how far he got. I'm afraid I just don't have time to find all mine to see if I have some of your missing numbers. I once did a list for Bernard but not sure where it is now!