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Hills and Saunders Harrow glass plate negatives now being offered for sale

As some of you may have spotted, some glass negatives from the massive archive of the Harrow studio of Hills and Saunders have recently sta…

Started by PetworthPenthouse

0 Oct 17

Pemberton Bros, Background painters from Blackpool

Dear all Ive seen adverts from 1916 - 1937 in various journals from Pemberton Bros., Background Studio, 2, Thorne Grove, Morton, Blackpool…

Started by David Zeitlyn

0 Oct 13

Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form

As we all know, during the Victorian era, thousands of photographic portrait studios were established in Britain. The question is, how many…

Started by PetworthPenthouse

2 Oct 8
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Identifying Daguerreotype

Hello!  This is my first time using this site and i'd like to call on you lovely people to help me understand some items. According to the…

Started by Carys Ellen Fyson

5 Oct 5
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Someone knows some biographical facts about Hugh Owen. He lived in Oporto, Portugal? Thank you! MANUEL MAGALHAES

Started by Manuel Magalhaes

18 Sep 30
Reply by Ian Sumner

1850s/1860s 'process of taking twelve thousand photographs in an hour'?

I am currently reading and writing on Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) and have encountered an 1859 diary entry in which Carroll de…

Started by Georgina Binnie

2 Sep 15
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Minna Keene (1861-1943)

Hello, I am a Masters student in the Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management (F+PPCM) program at Ryerson University, res…

Started by Mina Markovic

3 Sep 14
Reply by William Cowan

Maud Shelley (1875-1952)

Hello, Firstly, thank you to all the creators and contributors at British Photographic History for this forum.  I'm wondering whether anyon…

Started by Daniel Tammet

8 Sep 14
Reply by Michael Pritchard

Houghton Ensign Half Plate Camera

On it’s way to me is a Houghton Ensign Timber and brass hall plate camera. It was sold by Harrington’s in Australia . I am keen to get more…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

4 Aug 12
Reply by Tony Richards

John Dillwyn Llewelyn

I am Co-Director of Red Kite Environment, a company specialising in heritage interpretation. We have a contract to plan and provide interpr…

Started by Peter Seccombe

6 Aug 10
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