British photographic history

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Photograher, Manchester, 1907.

Perhaps someone might be able to locate a commercial portrait photographer for me.  The stamp on a postcard reads “J.  ??epper, Photograher…

Started by Bob Silverstein

2 Oct 28, 2018
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William E Gray

Does anyone here know anything about the Edwardian photographer William E Gray? I am trying to track down an archive or catalogue of his ph…

Started by Ben Lewis

0 Oct 24, 2018

Wood Block Photo Printing?

Hi All, I bought this wood block photo at an estate sale in New Jersey, USA.  To my untrained eye, it looks like it would be used to make p…

Started by Ben Richter

8 Oct 16, 2018
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Sanger Shepherd color process

Started by hugh tifft

3 Sep 19, 2018
Reply by hugh tifft

Beardmore Photographic Backdrop - A new home

In the 1970's I acquired a fully working Beardmore Backdrop complete with 5 painted backgrounds . It came from a Birmingham studio  I am ho…

Started by Lorentz gullachsen

2 Sep 18, 2018
Reply by Gordon Christie

Has Anyone Seen This Method of Sealing Ambrotypes?

Hi Everyone: I'm hoping someone can tell me about this method of sealing UK ambrotypes and whether it was a common practice or particular t…

Started by John S. Rochon

0 Sep 17, 2018

Royer and Aufiere, Photographers, Cairo

This may not be the right forum for this query, but I'm hoping that someone may be able to direct me to the right place to find the informa…

Started by Anna

4 Sep 17, 2018
Reply by Anna

Brewster type viewer made by Dresden-based German company ICA?

I have purchased a number of Brewster style viewers this year, one of the most recent was said to have be made by ICA in Dresden.  I have f…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

0 Sep 16, 2018

Valentine Blanchard

I added a stereo view by Valentine Blanchard to my recent acquisitions over the weekend and checking my collection last night , having rese…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

1 Sep 15, 2018
Reply by Edward McCann

Biographical information on 19th century photographers?

Hello all. Forgive the novice in the field, but I am looking for biographical information on 19th century photographers, most of them it mu…

Started by Karin Bareman

1 Sep 13, 2018
Reply by Michael Pritchard


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