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Camille de Polignac in the Crimea

Can anyone help to identify the author of this portrait of Camille de Polignac, the future major-general in the Confederate States Army, as a young man in the uniform of the French 4th Hussars during…Continue

Started Feb 24

Indian Mutiny Photographs
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My mother's father was in the Indian Civil Service, and both sides of her family had long connections with India.  After my parents' deaths, I found in a drawer an album containing about 20 albumen…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Priestley Feb 17.

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Camille de Polignac in the Crimea

Can anyone help to identify the author of this portrait of Camille de Polignac, the future major-general in the Confederate States Army, as a young man in the uniform of the French 4th Hussars during the Crimean War?See More
Feb 24
Charles Priestley replied to Charles Priestley's discussion Indian Mutiny Photographs
"Many thanks for this very helpful lead, which I shall now follow up."
Feb 17
Hugh Ashley Rayner replied to Charles Priestley's discussion Indian Mutiny Photographs
"I would attribute these 3 images to J. E. C. Dannenberg, a commercial photographer who was working in Lucknow immediately after the mutiny, and produced a series of images of the damaged city, which were stylistically very similar to Bento's.…"
Feb 17
Charles Priestley replied to Charles Priestley's discussion Indian Mutiny Photographs
"If you really cannot mutiny in your own country, how on earth do we classify the Spithead and Nore mutinies in 1797, the French Army mutinies in 1917 and countless mutinies throughout history and throughout the world?  A mutiny is simply, by…"
Jan 21
Eric Butler replied to Charles Priestley's discussion Indian Mutiny Photographs
"Many people find the term 'Indian Mutiny' offensive as they do not consider that you can mutiny in your own country. Indian Rebellion is a more accepted term."
Jan 20
RJA replied to Charles Priestley's discussion Indian Mutiny Photographs
"Might be worth contacting Sean Willcock @ Birkbeck. s.willcock@bbk.ac.uk"
Jan 20
Charles Priestley replied to Charles Priestley's discussion Indian Mutiny Photographs
"Many thanks for a very prompt response.  Yes, they have been cropped - the Neill's Gate one, for example, substantially.  Let's see if others can come up with any ideas.  Best wishes, Charles"
Jan 17
Steven Evans replied to Charles Priestley's discussion Indian Mutiny Photographs
"Greetings. These are quite interesting. I wonder if they may have been produced from retouched copy negatives. Note that the images are also cropped significantly. I have no idea why the figures were removed. I'll be interested to see what…"
Jan 17
Charles Priestley posted a discussion

Indian Mutiny Photographs

My mother's father was in the Indian Civil Service, and both sides of her family had long connections with India.  After my parents' deaths, I found in a drawer an album containing about 20 albumen prints of ruins from the Indian Mutiny in Lucknow and Cawnpore, with pencilled captions above or below each of them in a large, old-fashioned hand.  From a note on one of the pages, it looks as if the album was put together in 1894.  A number of these prints are remarkably similar to photographs…See More
Jan 16
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