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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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Books/texts on the history of photographic collections in the UK

I am beginning research for my MLitt dissertation on the history of photographic collections in the UK and would appreciate any recommendat…

Started by Robyn Matthews

3 on Thursday
Reply by Anthony Hamber

Britannia's Electric Portraits Ltd

Has anyone done any research into this firm, which appears to have operated across around 13 different towns from 1917 until the 1960s? I h…

Started by Les Waters

4 Dec 17, 2018
Reply by Les Waters

William England Sandringham stereoviews and duplication of numbers but different views or lack of number.

Graham Wood, who had assisted me greatly (amongst others) has mentioned that there are at least 15  numbered views in the William England  …

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

1 Dec 12, 2018
Reply by Stephen Michael Barnett

Gandolfi film

Having looked up Gandolfi cameras on the internet, it seems that a film was produced to show the history of the company. It was called Gand…

Started by Kevin Lovelock

6 Dec 11, 2018
Reply by Michael Pritchard

Another image my Canadian CDV's with stereoviewers

Would be nice to put a date to this studio shot and the stereo viewer on the table. I know the image is from Ontario area and the subject w…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

1 Dec 11, 2018
Reply by Steven Evans

Latest acquisition and a query re J. Cooper ,Photographer , London C.W.

This was in a bundle of 7 cdv's bought online, most from Ontario in Canada, all with the subject(s) with stereo viewers. This one however i…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

3 Dec 10, 2018
Reply by John S. Rochon

Friday 100 years since some women voted, did you know that?

1 week today, join us for a drink to celebrate 100 years since a significant number of women voted in a general election :

Started by Four Corners

0 Dec 7, 2018

"Group of Women with stereoscope " a Dutch painting with Brewster stereo viewer .

Many of you know that I collect stereographica, and I was delighted last night whilst watching a lecture (…/the-1…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

0 Dec 6, 2018

Likely manufacturer of French tabletop stereoscope viewer

Recent online purchase has been , as described by the seller "A lovely quality and great looking antique French table top stereoscope viewe…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

0 Dec 4, 2018


This carte-de-visite from my collection is titled ‘Guiseppe Garibaldi (From Life)’. I have three variant images from the same series by the…

Started by michael g. jacob

7 Dec 3, 2018
Reply by Carlo Ottaviano Casana


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