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WWI and Glass plate negatives
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After the US entered World War I, at least some commercial photographers donated used glass plate negatives for use in gas masks and aviation goggles.  Did this also occur in England?  Is there a…Continue

Tags: photography, I, War, World

Started this discussion. Last reply by John B Turner Oct 21.

Postcards from photographs, 1912
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Does anyone have information on Geo. Moore, who made postcards from photographs of performers?  With which firm was he associated? He sent a query to the British Journal of Photography (Feb. 16,…Continue

Tags: Act, of, 1911, Copyright, [British]

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Cuperr Feb 8, 2018.

Change can be good...right?

I have been retired from my position as Curator of Exhibitions for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.  After a first week of retirement canvassing for Hillary Clinton, my immediate…Continue

Started Nov 18, 2016

Free exhibition on Head Shots

Over 200 photographic portraits in a wider variety of historical, modern and digital formats are now on view in  Head Shots, at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.   Free and open at…Continue

Started Aug 8, 2015

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John B Turner replied to Barbara Cohen-Stratyner's discussion WWI and Glass plate negatives
"Thanks, and good luck. I'll try to find something more definite, one way or another, John"
Oct 21
Barbara Cohen-Stratyner replied to Barbara Cohen-Stratyner's discussion WWI and Glass plate negatives
"Thank you very much for your response.  It is hard to determine why glass plate negatives are missing (fragility or war-time policy).  The ability of portrait studios to maintain negatives and reproduce from them was a major selling point,…"
Oct 21
John B Turner replied to Barbara Cohen-Stratyner's discussion WWI and Glass plate negatives
"Dear Barbara, from my research of the family of John Burton & Sons of Leicester and Nottingham etc. established around 1861, it was sad to discover how few glass plates of this fairly prolific company had survived over several generations. In…"
Oct 21
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WWI and Glass plate negatives

After the US entered World War I, at least some commercial photographers donated used glass plate negatives for use in gas masks and aviation goggles.  Did this also occur in England?  Is there a contemporary source? See More
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Florence Vandamm: blog starts, exhibition to come

We at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts have been investigating the early London career of British photographer Florence Vandamm, who worked in NYC from 1924 to her retirement in 1962.  We discovered that she opened her first studio in London in 1908.  This site has been very helpful at providing resources and links. 

The exhibition (Pioneering…

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Posted on August 19, 2013 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

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