British photographic history

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Lachlan Maclachlan

I'm trying to find out more information about a Victorian photographer named Lachlan Maclachlan (or M'Lachlan) who was working round about…

Started by Mark Jones

9 Mar 13
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Earliest wildlife photography?

Derek Bousé in his book Wildlife Films (2000) says that the earliest known photograph of wildlife (in this case, penguins) showing "real be…

Started by Timothy Greyhavens

7 Feb 19
Reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

Eton Schoolboy

Circa 1870's a highly unusual carte-de-visite photograph by W.Runicles, Eton. It shows a head in strange head dress / wig with partially wh…

Started by Alex Harris

0 Feb 18

The Guildford half plate camera.

Hello everyone, As a new member this is my first discussion. I'm looking for help with information on the latest addition to my camera coll…

Started by Gerry Palmer

12 Feb 5
Reply by Gerry Palmer

St Helena photographer

I have, in my collection, a carte de visite photograph of a girl by T HAYWARD of NAPOLEON STREET, ST HELENA. Written on reverse is, 'For de…

Started by RODGER INSH

0 Jan 30

Practical Photographer Magazine

Hi, wondering if anyone can help with locating early copies of The Practical Photographer Magazine? I am doing some research into the life…

Started by Mick Thurman

2 Jan 10
Reply by Graham Wood

Around The Square

Anthony Jones’ black and white photographs of the City of London have been exhibited in the US and UK and feature in private, corporate and…

Started by Anthony Jones

0 Jan 9

London Photographer

Hi, Can anyone identify this signature of probably London photographer ?? 

Started by Ali Wahab

4 Dec 10, 2016
Reply by James Morley

"The M...mann Studio" Searching the name of a Photo Studio in Brixton Gresham Road

I would be thankful for any hint about this studio in Brixton, of which we have a card cabinet with a dancer from 1911. I could not find an…

Started by Hans-Michael Schaefer

2 Nov 24, 2016
Reply by Hans-Michael Schaefer

London Salon of Photography Membership Records

Hello, Can anyone advise me on where I might find membership records for the London Salon of Photography for the 1910s? Many thanks in adva…

Started by Malcolm Corrigall

5 Nov 23, 2016
Reply by Malcolm Corrigall

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