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Excelsior Stereoscopic Tours of Burnley

Dr. David Barber has published new research about Excelsior Stereoscopic Tours whose 3D cards feature in photo collections around the world. It explores the career of Milford Elsworth Wright (1861-1918), the stereographer behind the company and traces his journey from Perry, Ohio to the Lancashire mill town of Burnley.See:…See More
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New research on 1862 Hartley Pit Disaster photographs

On 16th January 1862, 204 men and boys died following the Hartley Colliery Disaster in Northumberland. New research published today to mark its 161st anniversary - at www.pressphotoman.com - investigates when the 'after the accident' photographs in the Royal Collection were taken. Image: Royal Collection Trust.  W & D DOWNEY…See More
Jan 16
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W. & D. Downey carte-de-visite 'mystery'

Can anyone help solve a carte-de-visite 'mystery' involving the celebrated firm of W. & D. Downey? I recently purchased a Downey cdv of St. Nicholas Church, Newcastle (now Newcastle Cathedral) c. mid-1860s.What is intriguing is that the address cited on the verso - 4 Eldon Square - is not the same as that used on every other Downey card of the period that I've seen -…See More
Dec 18, 2022
Dr. David Barber posted a blog post

W. & D. Downey carte-de-visite 'mystery'

Can anyone help solve a carte-de-visite 'mystery' involving the celebrated firm of W. & D. Downey? I recently purchased a Downey cdv of St. Nicholas Church, Newcastle (now Newcastle Cathedral) c. mid-1860s.What is intriguing is that the address cited on the verso - 4 Eldon Square - is not the same as that used on every other Downey card of the period that I've seen -…See More
Dec 12, 2022

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Excelsior Stereoscopic Tours of Burnley

Dr. David Barber has published new research about Excelsior Stereoscopic Tours whose 3D cards feature in photo collections around the world. It explores the career of Milford Elsworth Wright (1861-1918), the stereographer behind the company and traces his journey from Perry, Ohio to the Lancashire mill town of Burnley.

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Posted on January 27, 2023 at 9:30

New research on 1862 Hartley Pit Disaster photographs

On 16th January 1862, 204 men and boys died following the Hartley Colliery Disaster in Northumberland. New research published today to mark its 161st anniversary - at…

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Posted on January 16, 2023 at 16:00

W. & D. Downey carte-de-visite 'mystery'

Can anyone help solve a carte-de-visite 'mystery' involving the celebrated firm of W. & D. Downey? I recently purchased a Downey cdv of St. Nicholas Church, Newcastle (now Newcastle Cathedral) c. mid-1860s.

What is intriguing is that the address cited on the verso - 4 Eldon Square - is not the same as that used on every other Downey card of the…

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Posted on December 12, 2022 at 9:00

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