British photographic history

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Frederick Dew - Wigam

I am seeking information about a photographer Frederick Dew (born 3 July 1874) who is recorded at 29 Park Road, Wigan, Lancashire in 1939.…

Started by Lissa Mitchell

3 Aug 13
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Does anyone know of  researchers working on or articles about 'Photograms the Year' or digitized copies? In  case of interest even though o…

Started by Gael Newton

0 Aug 9

British exports to Japan in the 1910s

I am interested in the types of photographic plate products made available from British manufacturers in Japan at around 1914.  I am partic…

Started by Alan Hodgson

1 Aug 3
Reply by Michael Pritchard


I have recently resurrected a project I was doing on Alvin Langdon Coburn and have found his grave in Rhos on Sea in North Wales were he li…

Started by brian iddon

1 Aug 1
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Giovanni Trimboli

Hi all - I am an author/writer/researcher from Liverpool UK. My current project requires information regarding an Italian photographer, Gio…

Started by John Gannon

10 Jun 28
Reply by David Morgan

BJP and the missing years and more

I have been working on building a database of early photographic works, been doing this for about a decade.The database is currently runnin…

Started by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

10 Jun 28
Reply by M. Valleton

Stereoviews of Paintings

For one of my current research projects, I am interested in stereoviews of paintings (not stereoviews inspired by or that attempt to recrea…

Started by Rod Bantjes

0 Jun 22

When did bellows material become synthetic?

I've just picked up yet another camera, a whole-plate from late 19th or early 20th century. There are no markings and it is similar to man…

Started by Roger Hyam

4 Jun 2
Reply by Roger Hyam

Process and Half-tone plates 1895 onwards

As a part of a wider photo history project I am interested in the characteristics of these type of glass plates, sometimes also produced as…

Started by Alan Hodgson

2 May 31
Reply by Alan Hodgson

Mrs Browning of Glasgow?

Hello, I have come across a hand coloured CDV in our museum collection (Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand) which has a handwritten credit on…

Started by Lissa Mitchell

23 May 25
Reply by Anne Strathie


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