British photographic history

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Vintage prints by Bertram Park.

I collect vintage studio portraits; my latest acquisitions are several by the late Bertram Park [1883-1972] who, as many of you will know,…

Started by Peter West

1 Mar 4, 2010
Reply by mrs lynda gallagher

Guildford School of Photography

If anyone knows anything about Joy & Ifor Thomas, former photography teachers at Guildford in the 50s will they please get in touch.

Started by rita tait

17 Feb 25, 2010
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Looking for old photos of the Ernest Bernays Memorial Institute - Stanmore

I recently photographed the Ernest Bernays Memorial Institute in Stanmore, following an extensive restoration. I have done all the usual se…

Started by John H. Maw

3 Feb 16, 2010
Reply by John H. Maw

The London School of Photography

I am looking for any information about The London School of Photography and William Smorthwaite, Proprietor from 1870-1876. Also looking fo…

Started by Peter West

2 Feb 9, 2010
Reply by Marcel Safier

Seeking portrait of W. E. Kilburn of London

Hi all Does anyone know of the existence of a portrait of daguerreotypist William Edward Kilburn, or for that matter any of his brother Do…

Started by Marcel Safier

2 Feb 7, 2010
Reply by Marcel Safier

Monitoring membership!

Could this sort of comment not be allowed to exist by more closely monitoring the membership! Rose added a comment to your profile on Briti…

Started by John Davies

6 Jan 29, 2010
Reply by Alan M. Preston

'I. GUY' Daguerrotype frame stamp

Hello all,   This leather-cased Claudet daguerrotype is dateable to c.1843-8. On the gilt or brass frame a name is stamped: 'I.GUY'. I have…

Started by Jayne Shrimpton

0 Jan 28, 2010

Robertson and Beato photographs of the Crimean War

Dear Colleagues I should like to know what holdings there are in British public collections. I am aware of the V&A holdings but not of…

Started by Mark Haworth-Booth

4 Jan 28, 2010
Reply by John Hannavy

Salon Catalogues

Does anyone know if any copies of the catalogue of the 1893 Photographic Salon exhibition survive, and if so, what libraries hold them?   M…

Started by Giles Hudson

2 Jan 25, 2010
Reply by Giles Hudson

French Stereo Images on Glass

Four boxes each containing about 10 stereo images of the Palace of Versailles and Fontainbleau have long been in our family. The printing o…

Started by Christopher J Steggles

2 Jan 22, 2010
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