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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 history of photography on Instagram.

Started by Anthony Jones

0 Apr 8

Looking for Exact Wording of Fox Talbot Times Notice

Hi everyone, I'm trying to track down the exact wording of a notice by Fox Talbot, posted to the Times on 13 August 1852. It was a notice…

Started by Marion Woolley

1 Apr 1
Reply by Richard Fattorini

Botanical Photography

Hi everyone,  I am at the moment putting together a selling exhibition of botanical photography - Vintage 19th and 20th century.  The exhib…

Started by Sarah Wheeler

0 Mar 13

Rock and Simmons' comic and satirical CDVs

Hi, just joined. I am compiling an index, with photos, to the CDVs published by Rock & Co and J Simmons & Co, both of London. These…

Started by Graham Titley

3 Mar 11
Reply by Denis Pellerin

Anna Atkins

Before Christmas I visited the grave of Anna Atkins and collected a plant from which I made a cyanotype.

Started by Anthony Jones

0 Mar 11

Linked Ring 1902 Bronze Plaque

Here's a bronze relief, 10 x 24 cm, signed with a copyright symbol and the name EMANUEL (only one "M" in the name.) In case it's not legibl…

Started by Bill Becker

3 Mar 6
Reply by Tom Johnson

John Spiller

John Spiller was appointed as the photographer at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich in 1861, he is credited with setting up the photographic de…

Started by David Barker

0 Mar 6

What is "Seavey's boat" / R. J. Arnold

I am researching the photographer R. J. Arnold, born in England in 1856, died in Monterey, California, in 1929.  I see him advertising in t…

Started by Britt Salvesen

2 Mar 5
Reply by Britt Salvesen

Early stereoscope Made in England

I recently acquired this oddity on an auction site. It is made of metal and has Made in England on the base of the card holder but nothing…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

0 Mar 4

German 'völkisch' Photography of the Third Reich, exhibition venue sought

I am curating an exhibition scheduled for 2018/19 and I'm looking for a second UK venue (after opening here at our university galleries in…

Started by Christopher Webster van Tonder

4 Feb 16
Reply by Brian Stokoe


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