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Film: Gandolfi & Sons, camera makers of Peckham, London est. 1885

There's a delightful accessible online 1974 short BBC documentary of elderly Gandolfi brothers of Gandolfi & Sons camera makers of Peckham, London which company had operated in the area for over 100 years. The artisan nature of the skilled brothers at the end of their camera crafting working lives has one of the brothers in distinctive 'artisan accent' poetically and…See More
Dec 31, 2020
Bobbie Carnegie commented on Malcolm Batty's blog post Slides from 1960s
"Malcolm - I suppose it's inevitable your collection will be 'picked at for its cherries' by interested archives. Will they digitise them? And, if so what do they then do with originals which can, because of a propensity to naturally…"
Dec 19, 2020
Bobbie Carnegie commented on Bobbie Carnegie's blog post Information: Boy in military or civilian uniform?
"Please don't begin to find this thread jaded or tedious - as I have just noted another intriguing oddity among the Hills & Saunders (Harrow School) glass plate negatives for sale on Ebay. I'm sure the little person titled as…"
Dec 17, 2020
Bobbie Carnegie commented on Bobbie Carnegie's blog post Information: Boy in military or civilian uniform?
"Additional useful detail on the the two subjects of the glass plate negatives - Thanks again Dr. Joe Rock. And, yes the glass plates, from what I learn from present seller, were 'discarded' by Harrow School to a third party from whom…"
Dec 17, 2020
Dr. Joe Rock commented on Bobbie Carnegie's blog post Information: Boy in military or civilian uniform?
"I have been asked by Mrs. P. Shryane of the Harrow School Old Boys Association on behalf of the Harrow School Archivist to say that these negatives on sale on ebay "are not being sold by Harrow School" and that they "work hard as an…"
Dec 17, 2020
Bobbie Carnegie commented on Malcolm Batty's blog post Slides from 1960s
"Malcolm - Not so much 'recent' - but, Channel 4 may show an interest still."
Dec 15, 2020
Bobbie Carnegie commented on Malcolm Batty's blog post Slides from 1960s
"Particular location shots may be of interest to those location's museums, libraries and-or family history groups. Are the slides sequentially organised, dated and labelled, etc? I ask as Channel 4 was interested in family photo and home…"
Dec 15, 2020
Bobbie Carnegie commented on Bobbie Carnegie's blog post Information: Boy in military or civilian uniform?
"Yes - Thanks David. And, what fascinating detail an old glass negative is able to reveal. Among the Ebay collection there are other Harrow Rifles 'soldiers' as well. The said 'lateral inversion' maybe because I flipped the image…"
Dec 14, 2020
Dr. Joe Rock commented on Bobbie Carnegie's blog post Information: Boy in military or civilian uniform?
"Brilliant work David! I have written to Harrow just to make sure they know about these images. I suspect they were in a group by the photographer and someone may have de-accessioned them, not realising they contained such really important images."
Dec 14, 2020
David Gobbitt commented on Bobbie Carnegie's blog post Information: Boy in military or civilian uniform?
"Both prints appear to be laterally inverted, judging from the buttons. "J. H. Casteker" looks very much like John Henry Dives Costeker, who was born at Wandsworth in 1879 and died at Gallipoli in 1915. There is a portrait with his data at…"
Dec 14, 2020
Bobbie Carnegie commented on Bobbie Carnegie's blog post Information: Boy in military or civilian uniform?
"I wondered about this lad too. One sees the same Harrow Rifles badge on his cap."
Dec 14, 2020
Bobbie Carnegie commented on Bobbie Carnegie's blog post Information: Boy in military or civilian uniform?
Dec 14, 2020
Bobbie Carnegie commented on Bobbie Carnegie's blog post Information: Boy in military or civilian uniform?
"I thought the young fellow's cap badge had a reference to a wheel re gun carriage, and that he could have been the 'triggerman's little helper' to carry and tidy around the guns when it had offloaded its shells. But, one sees Dr.…"
Dec 14, 2020
Dr. Joe Rock commented on Bobbie Carnegie's blog post Information: Boy in military or civilian uniform?
"Yes, it was Harrow Rifles…"
Dec 14, 2020
Dr. Joe Rock commented on Bobbie Carnegie's blog post Information: Boy in military or civilian uniform?
"I don't think Boys Brigade. The cap badge looks like a Tudor rose with two stakes? I wonder did the school have a boys regiment?"
Dec 14, 2020
Wilson Laidlaw commented on Bobbie Carnegie's blog post Information: Boy in military or civilian uniform?
"I think he may be a member of the Boys Brigade.  Wilson"
Dec 14, 2020

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Film: Gandolfi & Sons, camera makers of Peckham, London est. 1885

There's a delightful accessible online 1974 short BBC documentary of elderly Gandolfi brothers of Gandolfi & Sons camera makers of Peckham, London which company had operated in the area for over 100 years. The artisan nature of the skilled brothers at the end of their camera crafting working lives has one of the brothers in…

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Posted on December 29, 2020 at 0:00

Information: Boy in military or civilian uniform?

This among an interesting bunch of late 1800s and early 1900s glass plate negatives that Harrow School has offloaded from their archive are now up for sale on Ebay. Is this lad in military uniform, or is he in some civilian gear that, for example, hotels dressed their minions up in? Maybe he's a 'Telegram Boy'. Anyone recognise his get-up?

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Posted on December 13, 2020 at 0:00 — 12 Comments

Barnardo's magic lantern slides for sale on eBay?

A few days ago a batch of Barnardo's magic lantern slides were listed for sale on Ebay. I shared this sad fact on another conversational site. So much archive potential turns up on Ebay as to make one weep. Sellers with a bit of archival sensitivity could well inquire to borough and other archives and offer their sellable treasures in the first instance 'to the nation' either…

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Posted on January 29, 2018 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

A 100 year old RP postcard picture dissolved before my eyes?

I thought that immersing a 100 year old+ RP (real photo) postcard in water would assist me to soak off marring patches stuck to the postcard that obscured a particular collectable photo postcard's right side edge. Once satisfactorily soaked 'marring bits' stuck to the photo could be picked off - thus, enabling restoration of my old RP postcard of the famous early 1900s…

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Posted on February 21, 2017 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

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