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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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More early British stereos

Three more purchased  today from a country antique market. One is an image that i would date as as 1850's to possibly 1860's of the PeaHen…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

4 yesterday
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Brewster type stereo viewer from Paris

Latest viewer acquisition is coming from Spain but was sold originally and perhaps made by the same company Oliver & Goulancourt the la…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

0 yesterday

Final mystery of the day is a Payne Jennings view (or is it?)

The final is a view by Payne Jennings with a label on the back that in pencil appears top read Custom House , Dublin yet label sayeth "Arti…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

0 on Saturday

“Original Lafayette specimen archive copy”

Recently, I purchased a photo with the following description: “His Excellency Mr Quo Tai Chi - Chinese Ambassador in London 1930's - large…

Started by Ray Zhu

3 on Thursday
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Scottish Central Belt Photographic Historians

I was browsing, for no good reason that I can think of, through the list of members of British Photo History, when I was struck by the numb…

Started by Gordon Christie

10 Nov 12
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Stereoview of Crystal Palace . The HCL series Possibly by William England

Just purchased online so not yet in my hands! . All I can find at the moment: The HCL Series is probably by William England as an online me…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

0 Nov 12

What's missing in the story of the East End Suffragettes?

Activists, feminists, socialists, dissidents…what information is missing from the Suffragette story? We're gathering your thoughts for a ta…

Started by Four Corners

0 Nov 10


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

6 Nov 9
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Recent acquisitions Help needed to identify photographers

I bought a number of stereo views today , but have no idea who created the views. One is South Australian and I will post separately, all o…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

6 Nov 1
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Photograher, Manchester, 1907.

Perhaps someone might be able to locate a commercial portrait photographer for me.  The stamp on a postcard reads “J.  ??epper, Photograher…

Started by Bob Silverstein

2 Oct 28
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