British photographic history

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Process Supplies (London) Ltd

Just a quick message to let everyone know that process supplies (London photographic wholesaler Established 1928) has a new website,

Started by james willes

0 Jul 12, 2011

Autochrome no. de fabrication

Does anyone know of a table that correlates the no. de fabrication of autochromes (stamped on the boxes) with the date of production? Or kn…

Started by Giles Hudson

9 Jul 10, 2011
Reply by Giles Hudson

Old Processes workshops

Does anyone know of any workshops within the London area on old processes?

Started by Gandha Key

4 Jul 8, 2011
Reply by Michael Wong

Photographic apprenticeships

Hello allDespite having researched the lives of many hundreds of 19th century photographers active in Australia, New Zealand and Great Brit…

Started by Marcel Safier

2 Jun 30, 2011
Reply by Marcel Safier

Early Leica Postal Portfolios

Does anyone have any interest in the history of the Leica Postal Portfolios that started in the mid to late 1930's ?  Were these portfolios…

Started by Kelvin Jouhar

6 May 30, 2011
Reply by Afzal Ansary

Early Photography in Cornwall, from the 1840s

I'm researching the early photographic history of Cornwall, particularly the use of the calotype process in the 1840s.  I've come across a…

Started by Dr Patrick Shanahan

0 May 30, 2011

Cabinet card press?

We've inherited a delightful little press - the smallest I've seen with a plate size of just 8 3/4 x 11 inches. It's suggested this is for…

Started by Sarah McDonald

1 May 16, 2011
Reply by Marcel Safier

William Gale

Would like to know if anyone has information on 19th century photographer William Gale. According to 1865 and 1868 directories, he operated…

Started by Jimmy Leiderman

0 May 15, 2011

Motivation for photography - historical or modern

I am writing a PhD research proposal on the topic of visitor's photography at heritage sites.   Within this field, I'm currently looking fo…

Started by Derek Trillo MA PhD FRPS

4 May 2, 2011
Reply by Piers Rawson

Professional Photographers' Association

I'd be grateful for any information on status of the archives of the Professional Photographers' Association (founded in 1901, and subseque…

Started by Robert Pols

2 Apr 30, 2011
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