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Tintern Abbey Photographs by Francis Bedford

Having moved and finally getting somewhat straight again, I am undertaking some research and looking for some very specific photographs to…

Started by Paul Kay

4 Aug 4
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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

1 Jul 27
Reply by Jamie Carstairs

Thomas Carlyle and links to Julia Margaret Cameron, Scottish Carte de Visite photographers and John Patrick of Kircaldy

First Post: Thank you for allowing be to join. The following links are to 3 lots of photographs which turned up as part of a 'downsizing'…

Started by Jane Brown

0 Jul 17

What is a "Victoria"?

This may be a naive question, but I've been unable to find an answer elsewhere online. Could someone please enlighten me about what a "Vict…

Started by Timothy Greyhavens

2 Jul 9
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Trying to find work of Tom Thomas, photographer working in London in 1948

Hello friends. I feel lucky to have stumbled on this group, as perhaps it will help me solve a mystery! I am interested in seeing whether a…

Started by Philippa Moore

7 Jul 6
Reply by Philippa Moore

Spirit of America, V134, incl. All the Best, 1st complete history of UK's Picture Post mag by DavidJos.Marcou

The longest text item by far in "Spirit of America, V134" is "All the Best," my complete history of Britain's Picture Post mag (see attachm…

Started by David Joseph Marcou

0 Jul 3

Old Kodak paper

Hi folks A few years ago I bought at auction a box of darkroom paraphenalia. It was perhaps the most unprepossessing lot. Most of the conte…

Started by Brian Smith

0 Jul 2

Vernon HEATH Photographer

AS well as looking for specific Francis Bedford photographs, I am also trying to track down some taken by Vernon HEATH in August 1860 to En…

Started by Paul Kay

0 Jul 1

Jane Wigley Portraits 1845-1855

I am currently researching the life and work of Jane Wigley, the first female professional photographer in London.  She produced both Dague…

Started by Rose Teanby

10 Jul 1
Reply by Rose Teanby

Portrait postures

I am posting on behalf of an archivist colleague of mine, who has a photograph that he is trying to investigate. His question is one that I…

Started by Jim Burant

2 Jun 30
Reply by David Martin Todd


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