British photographic history

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Harry Marshall Ward FRS (1854-1906)

Here's a platinum print of the botanist Harry Marshall Ward, Cambridge Professor credited with revolutionizing the study of Botany in Great…

Started by Bill Becker

1 Oct 24, 2009
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Carte de visite album

Dear friends, I am writing a MA dissertation on six albums of carte-de-visite. I'm looking for help in finding details about album factorie…

Started by Alice Cotelli

3 Aug 21, 2009
Reply by Michael Pritchard

Forensic analysis of photographs

I’m currently collaborating with a forensic scientist to use handwriting analysis to help attribute a group of 19th century stereoviews. Is…

Started by John Bradley

0 Aug 11, 2009

150 years old today

I hope no-one minds me posting this to the forum, but I thought people may find this story interesting given its uniqueness. Today my earl…

Started by James Morley

1 Jul 16, 2009
Reply by Peter Knowlden

Beard colonial patentees

Greetings all Would anyone know of any other colonial daguerreotype license granted by Richard Beard - other than to George B Goodman from…

Started by Gael Newton

7 Jun 13, 2009
Reply by John Hannavy

Advice on selling Claudet Daguerreotype

Hi, I am looking at the possibility of selling my Claudet daguerreotype. Sadly I need to help fund the purchase of a new car, of all the mu…

Started by James Morley

0 May 11, 2009

Sutcliffe's "Quo Vadis?"

Members of this group may be interested in an image by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe called "Quo Vadis?" shown on this page of a new online exhibi…

Started by Bill Becker

0 May 5, 2009

Carte de visite portraits

I wonder how sitters chose the portrait that they liked best from the two or three made in a typical sitting. Is it correct to assume that…

Started by Mark Haworth-Booth

6 Apr 20, 2009
Reply by Mark Haworth-Booth

Early lenses used for landscape photography

I'm in the process of adding a few details to a paper about early landscape practice and wish to find more information about usage of the n…

Started by Darryl Baird

0 Mar 22, 2009

Historic Hull fishing industry images

Hi I recently acquired some lantern slides depicting life on board Hull fishing vessels in the early 1900s. I was so fascinated by them, a…

Started by James Morley

0 Mar 6, 2009

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