British photographic history

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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
Reply by Robert Pols

Benjamin Brecknell Turner - Carbon Prints

Is anyone aware of institutional or private holdings of carbon print enlargements of Benjamin Brecknell Turner's photographs?

Started by Bill Becker

4 Apr 30, 2011
Reply by Bill Becker

Howlett's portrait of Brunel

Can anyone tell me how well-known Robert Howlett's portrait of Brunel in front of the launching chains of the Great Eastern was in its/his/…

Started by Giles Hudson

4 Apr 26, 2011
Reply by Bill Becker

The Chapman fotographs

I wanted to share the pictures of my Chapman. It is fully functional, has the original focusing cloth, carrying case and three magazines. I…

Started by martin.felix

0 Apr 10, 2011


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