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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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Looking for maker references about daguerreotype correcting prisms and mirrors

I recently acquired a daguerrian era correcting prism. I made a felt adapter and it fits on my c.1850s American Chamfered daguerreotype cam…

Started by Rob Niederman

2 yesterday
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Collodion practices

Hi all, I wonder whether anyone could help me better understand this image, from the Horner Collection, Settle (Museum of North Craven Life…

Started by Damian Hughes

11 yesterday
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Help with Gasc and Charconnet lens

I have come across a lens by Gasc & Charconnet it is an ordinary Petzval design with the addition of a third lens placed between the ot…

Started by Rob Tooley

6 on Tuesday
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Letterhead collection of Edwardian photographers

At the Photographica 2022 event, which took place in London yesterday, 22 May, I noticed on one of the dealers’ tables a collection of arou…

Started by Stephen Bottomore

0 on Monday

Spirit of America, V134, incl. All the Best, 1st complete history of UK's Picture Post mag by DavidJos.Marcou

The longest text item by far in "Spirit of America, V134" is "All the Best," my complete history of Britain's Picture Post mag (see attachm…

Started by David Joseph Marcou

1 May 19
Reply by Ronald Lines

19th-century photography boats

I'm writing an essay about early American photography boats (floating galleries, studios, etc.). The earliest I have been able to document…

Started by Timothy Greyhavens

0 May 18

Lantern slide or 35mm slide transparency?

Hello  I'm seeking some advice around terminology. I've come across a few 35mm colour slide transparencies sandwiched between two pieces of…

Started by Nicola Mayer

2 May 12
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Where to go and what to see of British photographic history

Hello all, I'm a new member. My name is Kathleen McLaughlin and I've been teaching photography for over 20 years. I teach in the darkroom,…

Started by Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin

2 May 9
Reply by Paul Hill

Seeking portrait of W. E. Kilburn of London

Hi all Does anyone know of the existence of a portrait of daguerreotypist William Edward Kilburn, or for that matter any of his brother Do…

Started by Marcel Safier

3 Apr 25

The photo of a lifetime

Which historical photograph would you most liked to have taken?If you could have photographed any event in history, what would it be? I'm…

Started by Adam Barton

5 Apr 16
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