British photographic history

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Information about Arts Council photographic exhibtions between 1946 to 1969

Hi,Can anyone help on this ?I writing an essay and found a mention on one site as follows :  "In post war Britain, between 1946…

Started by Peter Stevens

11 Dec 2, 2010
Reply by Matthew Mawson

Early ambrotypes (collodion positives)

Hello all I am often sent privately-owned ambrotypes to work on. Most of them are dateable from dress to the mid-late 1850s or early 1860s…

Started by Jayne Shrimpton

29 Sep 20, 2010
Reply by Jayne Shrimpton

article by Gerry Badger

Does anyone one know in which publication the article by Gerry Badger entitled "On British Photography, Some Personal Thoughts" was first p…

Started by MathildeB

2 Sep 13, 2010
Reply by MathildeB

William England Stereographs Does anyone know, where I can find stereograp…

Started by Hartmut Wettmann

16 Aug 31, 2010
Reply by Graham Wood

Help needed identifying early colour process

HiI have a small a box of late Victorian / Edwardian glass negatives and positives, and in amongst them are 13 colour positive glass slides…

Started by James Morley

1 Aug 29, 2010
Reply by James Morley

Reversing mirror in a daguerreotype camera

I have a query about reversing mirrors/prisms that could be used as an attachment in front of the lens on an early daguerreotype camera. If…

Started by Ken Jacobson

6 Aug 16, 2010
Reply by Ken Jacobson

Industrial Image at the Photographers' Gallery 1986-7

Did anyone attend the 'Industrial Image' exhibition hosted by the Photographers' Gallery between 5th December 1986 - 31st Jan 1987 or its s…

Started by Harriet Merry

0 Jul 28, 2010

Frederick Scott Archer's birthplace.

I have been looking into the available documentary sources for Archer's life.It has been widely reported that he was born in Bishop's Stort…

Started by Seán Antony MacKenna

1 Jun 19, 2010
Reply by Marcel Safier

Amsterdam Photographic exhibition

I went along to 'Amsterdam 1845-1875: The first photgraphs' ( ) in Amsterdam last week.  A truly stunning…

Started by Pamela Cranston

1 Jun 14, 2010
Reply by Michael Wong

Kodak Brownie

Dear all, My name is James Coleman and I'm a Product Design student at the University of Brighton.I have decided to base my next universit…

Started by James Coleman

11 Apr 14, 2010
Reply by Michael Pritchard


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