British photographic history

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Beardmore Photographic Backdrop - A new home

In the 1970's I acquired a fully working Beardmore Backdrop complete with 5 painted backgrounds . It came from a Birmingham studio  I am ho…

Started by Lorentz gullachsen

2 Sep 18
Reply by Gordon Christie

Has Anyone Seen This Method of Sealing Ambrotypes?

Hi Everyone: I'm hoping someone can tell me about this method of sealing UK ambrotypes and whether it was a common practice or particular t…

Started by John S. Rochon

0 Sep 17

Royer and Aufiere, Photographers, Cairo

This may not be the right forum for this query, but I'm hoping that someone may be able to direct me to the right place to find the informa…

Started by Anna

4 Sep 17
Reply by Anna

Brewster type viewer made by Dresden-based German company ICA?

I have purchased a number of Brewster style viewers this year, one of the most recent was said to have be made by ICA in Dresden.  I have f…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

0 Sep 16

Valentine Blanchard

I added a stereo view by Valentine Blanchard to my recent acquisitions over the weekend and checking my collection last night , having rese…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

1 Sep 15
Reply by Edward McCann

Biographical information on 19th century photographers?

Hello all. Forgive the novice in the field, but I am looking for biographical information on 19th century photographers, most of them it mu…

Started by Karin Bareman

1 Sep 13
Reply by Michael Pritchard

Ilford Archives

Hello, I'm trying to find historical company records for Ilford. A couple of years ago, a friend contacted Ilford via their website to enqu…

Started by Louisa Trott

4 Sep 11
Reply by Michelle Henning

Eadweard Muybridge

Hello, I am seeking some advice on Muybridge's Mariposa Grove, California photographs which he took in around 1854. I believe he was travel…

Started by Charlie Nielson

1 Sep 10
Reply by Charlie Nielson

William England Stereoviews and more

In an Adelaide, South Australia antique store over the weekend I was browsing their boxes of early British stereo images. I collect images…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

7 Sep 6
Reply by Gerlind-Anicia Lorch

Talbotype stereoviews

I am seeking information about stereo views sold by Henneman & Co that have Patent Talbotype wet stamps on the verso. I have three in m…

Started by Patrick Montgomery

0 Sep 3


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