British photographic history

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Collodion practices

Hi all, I wonder whether anyone could help me better understand this image, from the Horner Collection, Settle (Museum of North Craven Life…

Started by Damian Hughes

16 May 30
Reply by Tony Richards

Help with Gasc and Charconnet lens

I have come across a lens by Gasc & Charconnet it is an ordinary Petzval design with the addition of a third lens placed between the ot…

Started by Rob Tooley

6 May 24
Reply by Rob Tooley

Letterhead collection of Edwardian photographers

At the Photographica 2022 event, which took place in London yesterday, 22 May, I noticed on one of the dealers’ tables a collection of arou…

Started by Stephen Bottomore

0 May 23

Spirit of America, V134, incl. All the Best, 1st complete history of UK's Picture Post mag by DavidJos.Marcou

The longest text item by far in "Spirit of America, V134" is "All the Best," my complete history of Britain's Picture Post mag (see attachm…

Started by David Joseph Marcou

1 May 19
Reply by Ronald Lines

19th-century photography boats

I'm writing an essay about early American photography boats (floating galleries, studios, etc.). The earliest I have been able to document…

Started by Timothy Greyhavens

0 May 18

Where to go and what to see of British photographic history

Hello all, I'm a new member. My name is Kathleen McLaughlin and I've been teaching photography for over 20 years. I teach in the darkroom,…

Started by Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin

2 May 9
Reply by Paul Hill

Seeking portrait of W. E. Kilburn of London

Hi all Does anyone know of the existence of a portrait of daguerreotypist William Edward Kilburn, or for that matter any of his brother Do…

Started by Marcel Safier

3 Apr 25
Reply by GEOFF RIMMER

The photo of a lifetime

Which historical photograph would you most liked to have taken?If you could have photographed any event in history, what would it be? I'm…

Started by Adam Barton

5 Apr 16
Reply by simona jausovec

Photopress Limited (LTD). Please help to find the archive of this photo agency

I’m working on a topic about an austrian engineer Alexander Wienerberger, who made photos of the Great Famine In Ukraine (Holodomor) in Kha…

Started by Dmytro Dzhulay

7 Apr 16
Reply by Dmytro Dzhulay

Mr John Kelly, Glamour photographer

For over a year now I have been searching for the retired glamour photographer Mr John Kelly who was married to the model Vivien Neves, he…

Started by Byron Hadley

3 Mar 9
Reply by Byron Hadley

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