British photographic history

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Quest to find photos featuring MAITLAND NSW AUSTRALIA by Elijah Hart, Morris Moss and others

Started by Peter Francis Smith

1 Jul 11
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I.W.Taber - Which is which?

Can anybody help me with the confusion over Isaac West Taber and Isaiah West Taber - Are they the same person? I am researching East London…

Started by Robert Gray

1 Jul 11
Reply by Michael Pritchard

Looking for early photos of the Menai Suspension and Britannia Tubular Bridges

This year is the 200th anniversary of the first stone being laid for the construction of the Menai Suspension Bridge. This predates photogr…

Started by Paul Kay

10 Jul 10
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Henry Peach Robinson 'Here They Come!' 1859

Can anyone advise me as to where I could get a reproduction of this image for publication (in a scholarly anthology)? It is in Margaret Har…

Started by Dr Juliet Hacking

6 Jul 2
Reply by Steven Evans

Grubb Lens Dublin

Hi, I recently acquired a Grubb brass bound lens and I wondered if anyone could date it, I assume it is a Petzval type but would like to kn…

Started by Nigel Richards

8 Jul 1
Reply by Nigel Richards

The Photographic Journal, April 9th 1859 (No. 82)

I wonder if anyone has access to a copy of the above which still has its advertisements intact? I am looking for a scan of the advert for G…

Started by Paul Kay

0 Jun 12

Identifying Processes

Hello everyone, I need to identify the process used for some photographs in order or date them, however my brain is having an off day and…

Started by Carys Ellen Fyson

3 Jun 11
Reply by Carys Ellen Fyson

Modern tintype - for dissertation

Hi all, I'm an MA History of Photography student at Birkbeck, though based in Edinburgh, and am currently researching modern tintype practi…

Started by KD

0 Jun 9

Quest for help regarding the photographer Antonio Beato

Hello, my name is Carolina and I am working on a dissertation regarding the photographer Antonio Beato in the Aberystwyth University.. My r…

Started by Carolina Bennet Morales

2 Jun 7
Reply by Carolina Bennet Morales

Diascope loan?

The RHS will be holding a small exhibition later in the year featuring autochromes and I wonder if any-one has a period diascope we can bor…

Started by Sarah McDonald

2 May 31
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