British photographic history

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Photographer of an early stereoview

Hi I've just come across some stereoviews and I've got one which seems to date from around the 1840s and looks to be in the Talbotype style…

Started by Scott Gould

6 Oct 31
Reply by Peter Klein

The first person to make a fixable photograph

W.J. Harrison (A History of Photography, 1897, Percy Lund Country Press, London) in 1895, wrote this in his article:  Anthony's Photographi…

Started by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

7 Oct 23
Reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

Arnaud Delas - Photographs Auction on 25th October

Photographs Specialist at 25 Blythe Road, Arnaud Delas has an interesting group of photographs in his next auction on 25th October at 12 no…

Started by Antonia Grace

0 Oct 17

Daguerreotype Plate Marks

I've been sent an image of a daguerreotype plate that has a stamped mark in the top right corner, apparently very similar to that shown on…

Started by Brett Payne

5 Oct 13
Reply by Alex Novak

The Pritchard Photographic Company

I came across this photograph while researching an optician, Leslie Henry Fox, who qualified in 1932. The photograph is in the archive of t…

Started by Lynda Tubbs

0 Oct 9

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

4 Oct 9
Reply by Carys Ellen Fyson

Photographer John Wood (b. around 1817 in England)

I am looking for information regarding a photographer named John Wood.  He was born around 1817 in England and then immigrated to the Unite…

Started by Adrienne Lundgren

0 Sep 28

Relocation of the RPS Collections to the V and A

Some of the reaction against the move of the RPS collection could be described as wishful thinking. The argument that the cost for a Leeds…

Started by Donald George Baldwin

1 Sep 11
Reply by michael g. jacob

John Dobson

Lowestoft based freelance press photographer John Dobson was the subject of an article in the "Industrial and Commercial Photographer" maga…

Started by Paul Godfrey

1 Sep 9
Reply by Michael Pritchard

British Museum gallery

We have a photograph in our archive that shows a view of the Egyptian Sculpture gallery. It is signed by the photographer. I think it reads…

Started by Kevin Lovelock

1 Aug 29
Reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

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