British photographic history

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Documentation of the Orotone (Curt-Tone) process?

I've been making my own silver gelatine glass plates and am exploring ways to print and present positives. I'm intrigued by historical oro…

Started by Roger Hyam

11 Mar 11
Reply by Tony Tidswell

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

5 Mar 8
Reply by Will Carleton

Mystery camera - Your help appreciated

Hi, I was unaware of your discussion forum and having only joined and approved last night, having a skim around the topics, blog and articl…

Started by Alan

2 Mar 1
Reply by Alan

Help to identify a London Stereoscopic Co. midget

Hi! I haven't been able so far to identify the little person pictured in this CDV (ca.1864/5 according to the back design). I would be grat…

Started by Jose Manuel Martins Ferreira

4 Feb 24
Reply by Jose Manuel Martins Ferreira

Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?

Of the many thousands (I believe that is no exaggeration?) of photographic studios that were established in the UK in the Victorian era, ho…

Started by PetworthPenthouse

16 Feb 23
Reply by Nicholas John Burnett

Looking for a source for this Nadar quote

Dear All, On my computer I have a quote, supposedly from Nadar, that I copied from somewhere nearly 20 years ago. I want to use it in some…

Started by Paul Frecker

4 Feb 22
Reply by Jose Calvelo

Giovanni Trimboli

Hi all - I am an author/writer/researcher from Liverpool UK. My current project requires information regarding an Italian photographer, Gio…

Started by John Gannon

3 Feb 17
Reply by Roderick Repton

Free online event: 'A Celebration of Stereoscopic 3D - Part the Second'. Registration ending soon.

Just to let you know that registration to attend this weekend's free online event 'A Celebration of Stereoscopic 3D - Part the Second' ends…

Started by Rebecca

0 Feb 17

How to identify the negative print of a card de visite within an old autograph Album?

Dear all, in 2018 I`ve purchased an autograph Album dating back to the year 1862. Yesterday I flipped through the Sarah Dobbs`s autograph A…

Started by Rebecca Talbot

2 Feb 15
Reply by Ailna Beithe Martin

1858-1860 Hong Kong photographer

I'm looking for any information about the photographer Amanda M. Genung who, with her son Charles, spent a couple of years in Hong Kong tak…

Started by Sean William Nolan

0 Feb 12


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