British photographic history

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BJP and the missing years and more

I have been working on building a database of early photographic works, been doing this for about a decade.The database is currently runnin…

Started by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

9 Feb 24
Reply by Dick Bolt

Camille de Polignac in the Crimea

Can anyone help to identify the author of this portrait of Camille de Polignac, the future major-general in the Confederate States Army, as…

Started by Charles Priestley

0 Feb 24


This carte-de-visite from my collection is titled ‘Guiseppe Garibaldi (From Life)’. I have three variant images from the same series by the…

Started by michael g. jacob

19 Feb 23
Reply by Rebecca Talbot

Quest to find old photos of Sarah A Cooper (maiden name: Dobbs of the White Hart Inn, Chepstow, Wales)

Dear all, I do a private research on the life of Sarah Ann Dobbs who was born 1839 and lived at the White Hart Inn, Beaufort Square, Chepst…

Started by Rebecca Talbot

0 Feb 23

Identification - Portrait Photography taken from album dated 1862

Hello, last year I bought an album containing handwritten poems and some photographies. The first dated entry within the album is 22 Jan 18…

Started by Rebecca Talbot

1 Feb 23
Reply by Rebecca Talbot

Indian Mutiny Photographs

My mother's father was in the Indian Civil Service, and both sides of her family had long connections with India.  After my parents' deaths…

Started by Charles Priestley

8 Feb 17
Reply by Charles Priestley

Union Cases

Firstly, a long shot ...but I do not suppose anyone on here bought lot 375 earlier this week from Lawrences auction House (10 Union Cases)…

Started by James Furnival

0 Feb 7

"Putting it out there"

Dear friends of Art Blart. A call for help! Just putting this out there in the ether of the cosmos because you never know, its spirit might…

Started by Dr Marcus Bunyan

0 Nov 20, 2019

WWI and Glass plate negatives

After the US entered World War I, at least some commercial photographers donated used glass plate negatives for use in gas masks and aviat…

Started by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner

3 Oct 21, 2019
Reply by John B Turner

LW Kranz (Braunschweig) Petzval Lens

I recently acquired an L.W. Kranz lens but have no good idea of what I really have.  Examples of other lenses by this maker I found on the…

Started by Ben Richter

0 Oct 7, 2019


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