"Thanks Brett. I had the opportunity to visit Cotter House (in private ownership) at the weekend. The house was built by Joseph Newman who features in my contribution to the book you've just purchased. The owner didn't seem to be aware of…"
"Quite apart from the striations in the sky mentioned by David, the depth of contrast in the image, the nature of the deep shadows, the shadowed area in the foreground, and the picked out details such as on the roof, all suggest to me that original…"
if you have not done so already, you should contact the Daguerreian Society through their website which you can easily google.
They are a group of daguerreotype collectors and scholars who should be able to help you or at least know who…"
The 1881 UK Census lists at least 143 apprentice photographers. That doesn't necessarily mean they were serving a formal apprenticeship, of course, as I think the term apprentice was often used fairly loosely, in census…"
I've been sent an image of a daguerreotype plate that has a stamped mark in the top right corner, apparently very similar to that shown on the Historic Camera web page of Daguerreotype Plate Manufacturer Marks, i.e. "NP: 40." The date and location provided there are simply, "c.1840" and "France." Can anyone give me more precise dates and location of this plate manufacturer,…See More
"Gernsheim goes further, after having described several of the court actions and injunctions taken by Talbot in 1853 and 1854, to state:
"The harshness of Talbot's proceedings, after the collodion process had been in general use for two…"
"Getting back to your original question, I have at the moment on loan from my university library Helmut Gernsheim's "The Rise of Photography, 1850-1880." This gives a fairly detailed account of both the development of the early…"
"Thanks Jayne for your kind comments. I am an expert on neither photographic processes nor their products, so every article that I research and write represents a part of my learning process. My motivation, like yours, has originated from the family…"
Thanks Brett. I had the opportunity to visit Cotter House (in private ownership) at the weekend. The house was built by Joseph Newman who features in my contribution to the book you've just purchased. The owner didn't seem to be aware of Newman's interest in photography - not surprising I suppose..