British photographic history

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German WW1 aerial camera? (ICA Dresden, model RK II 300)

Thank you for letting me join this knowledgeable community! At the Yale Peabody Museum's Division of Historical Scientific Instruments, we…

Started by Alexi Baker

4 Nov 13, 2017
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Variant "A Breaking Wave [Instantaneous] No. 79" by George Washington Wilson.

       Is this a common variant of Mr Wilson's No. 79? I have not seen it published. The Museum of Fine Arts Boston,USA holds a pristine…

Started by Edward McCann

0 Nov 6, 2017

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, 2017
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, 2017
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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, 2017

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, 2017
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, 2017

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, 2017
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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, 2017

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, 2017
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