British photographic history

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Grubb Lens Dublin

Hi, I recently acquired a Grubb brass bound lens and I wondered if anyone could date it, I assume it is a Petzval type but would like to kn…

Started by Nigel Richards

6 Oct 21, 2016
Reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS


Does anyone have any information about the Egerton brothers, Jeremiah and John, who were the subject of litigation by Richard Beard in 1845…

Started by michael g. jacob

3 Oct 7, 2016
Reply by michael g. jacob

Belle Vue Manchester - Photographer

Hi everyone, Just wondering if anyone has any info on Victorian photographers working at Belle Vue Zoological Gardens. I can find referen…

Started by Tony Richards

4 Sep 26, 2016
Reply by Tony Richards

Request for images of Maritime Heritage of Boston, Lincolnshire an surrounding Fens and Waterways.

We are in the process of initiating the establishment of Boston Maritime Museum and are looking for images associated with the History &…

Started by Jonathon Carr Brackenbury

0 Sep 20, 2016

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

5 Sep 9, 2016
Reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS


I am currently researching a folio of sixteen World War Two photographic prints, taken by Nazi photographers which were confiscated by Brit…

Started by Francesca Snelling

0 Sep 5, 2016

William Lake Price

Hello, I've discovered a reference to William Lake Price shooting the opening ceremony of the Royal Horticultural Gardens at Kensington Gor…

Started by sarah mcdonald

0 Jul 28, 2016

New Zealand Studios

I am trying to find out some information about the New Zealand Studios which were based at 31 Dudley Street in Wolverhampton and 54 Clarenc…

Started by Angela Murphy

0 May 19, 2016

Orpington Photographic Soceity

There are two oriental Chinese pencil signed (By Kees) photographs, accepted by 1952 Annual Exhibition of Orpington Photographic Soceity. T…

Started by Ray Zhu

2 May 16, 2016
Reply by Derek Medhurst

Original 1867 photo of Stephen Talkhouse Pharoah found in New York

Greetings… In late 2013 I posted on BPH that I was researching the 1867 portrait photograph of Montauk (USA) Indian Stephen Talkhouse Phar…

Started by Kevin J. McCann

0 May 12, 2016


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