British photographic history

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Picture Post around 1955

I am trying to find an article in this magazine that featured my late uncle who was an inventor

Started by Peter H V Harris

1 May 8
Reply by Sarah McDonald

William Van Sommer

I'm researching William van Sommer, an amateur photographer working in autochrome process, from Weybridge in Surrey. I'd be grateful for an…

Started by Sarah McDonald

0 May 8

Erddig - The 1852 Servants Photograph

Erddig%20Historic%20Photo%20Group%20copy%203.pdf I am currently researching the historic photographs at Erddig the National Trust property…


1 Apr 29

Identification - Portrait Photography taken from album dated 1862

Hello, last year I bought an album containing handwritten poems and some photographies. The first dated entry within the album is 22 Jan 18…

Started by Rebecca Talbot

0 Apr 22

Antique Enlarger

Howdy chaps. I am new to the forum so hello to one and all. I am after some infomation on a company called J Lancaster & Son who made p…

Started by Alex Burnham

3 Apr 21
Reply by Wilson Laidlaw


The history of photography on Instagram.

Started by Anthony Jones

0 Apr 8

Looking for Exact Wording of Fox Talbot Times Notice

Hi everyone, I'm trying to track down the exact wording of a notice by Fox Talbot, posted to the Times on 13 August 1852. It was a notice…

Started by Marion Woolley

1 Apr 1
Reply by Richard Fattorini

Botanical Photography

Hi everyone,  I am at the moment putting together a selling exhibition of botanical photography - Vintage 19th and 20th century.  The exhib…

Started by Sarah Wheeler

0 Mar 13

Rock and Simmons' comic and satirical CDVs

Hi, just joined. I am compiling an index, with photos, to the CDVs published by Rock & Co and J Simmons & Co, both of London. These…

Started by Graham Titley

3 Mar 11
Reply by Denis Pellerin

Anna Atkins

Before Christmas I visited the grave of Anna Atkins and collected a plant from which I made a cyanotype.

Started by Anthony Jones

0 Mar 11


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