British photographic history

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Ambrotype - Photograph or Photograph of a painting?

Hi, I recently added an ambrotype of St Mary's Church Alderley Cheshire to my collection. The glass plate it is on is 2 3/4 by 3 1/4 inches…

Started by Nigel Richards

6 Feb 5, 2012
Reply by Nigel Richards

Ilford Film - Alfred Hugh Harman

I am looking for information on Alfred Hugh Harman (abt 1841 in Kennington, Surrey, London – 23 May 1913 in Surrey, Sussex), who was a phot…

Started by Robert Gray

1 Feb 2, 2012
Reply by Michael Pritchard

Researching early photographers in Ealing

Having lived in Ealing for nearly 20 years I thought it was about time I did some research on Ealing's early photographers. I have written…

Started by James Morley

6 Jan 23, 2012
Reply by Marcel Safier

Dating an Elliott & Fry Portrait

Hello I would welcome any help please on dating an E&F portrait.  The attached image shows the embossed logo and the signature below th…

Started by John Carpenter

4 Jan 17, 2012
Reply by John Carpenter

Don McCullin Feature Film

The made-for-cinema documentary shows how Don McCullin created some of the latter twentieth-century’s most iconic images of man's inhuman…

Started by Don McCullin Film

0 Jan 12, 2012

National Trust Collections website now online

The National Trust launched a new collections website just before Christmas.  It claims to currently contain records for some 736,334 items…

Started by James Morley

0 Jan 9, 2012

19th & early 20th century photographs of Garhwal Himalayas

Hi, I am looking into the history and evolution of old pilgrim trails in the Garhwal Himalayas, India. Would be grateful if anybody could a…


3 Jan 9, 2012
Reply by Malcolm Raggett

Benjamin Foulkes Winks - Photographer

Trying to find information on Benjamin Foulkes Winks (b. 1861 in Islington – d. 10 Mar 1929 in Brentford, Middlesex).He is shown as a photo…

Started by Robert Gray

1 Jan 8, 2012
Reply by Michael Pritchard

Photographic education in 1900

Does anyone have information on where a young woman could study photography in London (probably NW), ca. 1900?  The woman, Florence Vandamm…

Started by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner

0 Dec 29, 2011

Robert Leggat's Website

Hi everyone. I recently discovered that Mr. Robert Leggat had passed away earlier this year. This was a real surprise. I used to use his we…

Started by stuart.a.murdoch

6 Dec 18, 2011
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