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Help needed identifying early colour process

HiI have a small a box of late Victorian / Edwardian glass negatives and positives, and in amongst them are 13 colour positive glass slides…

Started by James Morley

1 Aug 29, 2010
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Reversing mirror in a daguerreotype camera

I have a query about reversing mirrors/prisms that could be used as an attachment in front of the lens on an early daguerreotype camera. If…

Started by Ken Jacobson

6 Aug 16, 2010
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Industrial Image at the Photographers' Gallery 1986-7

Did anyone attend the 'Industrial Image' exhibition hosted by the Photographers' Gallery between 5th December 1986 - 31st Jan 1987 or its s…

Started by Harriet Merry

0 Jul 28, 2010

Frederick Scott Archer's birthplace.

I have been looking into the available documentary sources for Archer's life.It has been widely reported that he was born in Bishop's Stort…

Started by Seán Antony MacKenna

1 Jun 19, 2010
Reply by Marcel Safier

Amsterdam Photographic exhibition

I went along to 'Amsterdam 1845-1875: The first photgraphs' ( http://stadsarchief.amsterdam.nl/ ) in Amsterdam last week.  A truly stunning…

Started by Pamela Cranston

1 Jun 14, 2010
Reply by Michael Wong

Kodak Brownie

Dear all, My name is James Coleman and I'm a Product Design student at the University of Brighton.I have decided to base my next universit…

Started by James Coleman

11 Apr 14, 2010
Reply by Michael Pritchard

Fashion and photography world

There is new to fashion, photography, and fashion photography than meets the eye. Always remember that the craft and the business are beyon…

Started by Kevin James B. Elsner

0 Apr 11, 2010

Frederick Scott Archer

Hello,I'm researching the life of Frederick Scott Archer. According to one website Frances, (Fanny), Archer, his wife, spoke about his earl…

Started by John Brewer

2 Mar 29, 2010
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Thomas of Guildford update

Since posting news of the research into Ifor & Joy Thomas (Guildford School of P hotography) we have been delighted with the response w…

Started by rita tait

1 Mar 14, 2010
Reply by rita tait

A Marion, Son and Co - celebrity cartes-de-visite

The London branch of the firm A Marion, Son & Co wasadvertising its collection of celebrity cartes-de-visite (amongstother things) in t…

Started by michael graham-stewart

4 Mar 10, 2010
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