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Found image - process is it an autotype/carbon print?

I acquired many years ago, probably from a fair or garage sale, a copy of the seventh edition of 'The Dictionary Of Photography', by E. J.…

Started by bill purvis

1 May 15
Reply by Alex Novak

RPS photographer listings - availability

Dear All, Does anyone know whether the RPS Historical Group photographer listings for different counties, mentioned here: http://www.rps.or

Started by Les Waters

1 May 11
Reply by Michael Pritchard

Which museum first added photographs to its collection?

This could be a trivia question, but I'm asking it as a serious inquiry. Does anyone know which museum first collected photographs? I'm not…

Started by Timothy Greyhavens

7 May 2
Reply by Dr. Joe Rock

Anyone researching or interested in "sub carte de visite size portraits"

Towards the end of the 19th Century, as competition forced down prices between professional photographers, so some looked for new products…

Started by Les Waters

8 Apr 30
Reply by Les Waters

Help wanted - C.E. Goodman

I am doing research on British and French travel photographers in Tyrol before 1870. There is also someone called C.E. Goodman who travelle…

Started by Alexander Guano

4 Apr 5
Reply by Paula Fleming

Quest to find old photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew Gardens)

Two photo history related news items from Kew - a new book and a request for help with a research project. 1. New book: "The story of Kew G…

Started by James Morley

8 Mar 29
Reply by Les Waters

Photographs section of the British and Continental Pictures and Prints auction on 28th March at 25 Blythe Road

In the Photographs section of the forthcoming Harry Moore-Gwyn British and Continental Pictures and Prints auction on the 28th March 2018 a…

Started by Antonia Grace

0 Mar 20

Quest: photographic details of artworks in artbooks

Dear all, I am an art historian, currently writing a thesis at Ghent University on photographic details of artworks in art books (publishe…

Started by Elise Dupré

1 Mar 20
Reply by michaelg

Marion's registered mount designs and Roger Vaughan's Marion Date Code

I was saddened last month to learn of the death of Roger Vaughan (1948-2015), whose extensive collection of Victorian and Edwardian photogr…

Started by David Gobbitt

1 Mar 16
Reply by David Gobbitt

The Walrus and Lantern Slide Shows

I've been working on my memoir, Light Writings, which is semi-memoir and personal essays. I've always been hooked on trivia that has a "Gee…

Started by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

0 Feb 20


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