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David Doorne commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"I'm with you, David, in terms of using original descriptions. Alternatives encourage some into reading more into the photograph than was actually intended (although Agnew wasn't slow in that respect - hence e.g. the 'Valley of…"
Jun 18
David Robert Jones commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"David, I am quite confident that the titles I have suggested for the two 'Doherty and his men' photographs taken by Roger Fenton are correct, but this is difficult to confirm absolutely. I am not aware of how this could be done other than…"
Jun 17
David Doorne commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"Hello David, Thanks for that, much appreciated. The Agnew catalogue of 1856 (online at: https://www.rct.uk/collection/search#/10/collection/1083377-b/exhibition-of-the-photographic-pictures-taken-in-the-crimea-by-roger-fenton) confirms the 2 items…"
Jun 16
David Robert Jones commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"Dear David, The title of the photograph of Colonel Doherty and his men in Fenton's first exhibition in London in 1855 was Colonel Doherty and Officers of the 13th Light Dragoons. This was Exhibit No. 187. In the later UK tour exhibition of…"
Jun 16
David Doorne commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"Just to add that LOC has the same copy as what I describe as the second NAM photograph but uses the same title as the 1855 exhibition. The Harry Ransom Center TX holds the Gernsheim collection including a photograph which it describes in shortened…"
Jun 15
David Doorne commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"My current research is focussed on another of Fenton's Crimea photographs. This is number 112* which was one of the additions to the exhibition in November 1855 and entitled "Colonel Doherty, Officers and Men of the 13th Light…"
Jun 15
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Maxse Brothers Mix-up

This is another post to the blog concerning mistakes I have found in the titles and descriptions of Crimean War photographs in collections that I hope will come to the attention of curators.While in the Crimea, Roger Fenton took a portrait of Frederick Augustus Maxse. In the picture, Commander Maxse, who at the time held the rank of commander in the Royal Navy, sits on a…See More
Jun 9, 2020
David Robert Jones commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the Titles of Crimean War Photographs held in Collections Revisited
"More news on the three Roger Fenton images that differ in their titles in the Library of Congress (LoC) and the Royal Collection Trust (RTC). You may recall that in my previous post: - Colonel Goodlake at the LoC was entitled…"
May 19, 2020
David Robert Jones posted a blog post

Mistakes in the Titles of Crimean War Photographs held in Collections Revisited

In a post to this blog on 18 April 2020, the author described differences in the titles of three Roger Fenton images in Crimean War photographic collections at the Library of Congress (LoC) and the Royal Collection Trust (RTC). This is still unresolved because of ‘lockdowns’ caused by the coronavirus, but Micah Messenheimer at LoC informs me that he is continuing to work…See More
May 12, 2020
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Crimean War Images in Private Collections

Over the years searching for online digital copies of images taken by the James Robertson/Felice Beato photographic team in the Crimea in 1855-56, I have come to the conclusion that there must be many in private collections that are not available to people like me who would find them useful historically. I first became aware of this when I found three under Item 10 on…See More
May 6, 2020
David McGreevy commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"David, this is fascinating, solid research. Thank you. I have a recently acquired Fenton Crimean photo, and I have a big question about the printing and labelling, I'm finding it difficult to find online information about how these were…"
Apr 27, 2020
Anne Strathie commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"Thanks, David ... and no, I didn't know about Fanny Duberly, so thank you for that. As you may know, one of Herbert Ponting's Antarctic subjects, Edward Wilson, is also buried there, so a nice closing of the circle! Thanks also for the…"
Apr 21, 2020
David Robert Jones commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"I thank everyone for their comments so far. It is an interesting topic. I think part of the problem may be that some curators of photographic collections perceive the accessions to be their own private property and resent intrusions by others…"
Apr 21, 2020
Micah Messenheimer commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"To add to Adrienne's comment below regarding Library of Congress titling of Fenton's work, I would be interested in conversing more via email. Would it be possible to please send any supporting documentation you might have regarding the…"
Apr 20, 2020
Anne Strathie commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"For what it's worth, I've found variations in titles of photographs held by LOC and others of photographs by Herbert Ponting and discovered that in many cases, both are correct in their own way. I don't know enough about Fenton's…"
Apr 20, 2020

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Maxse Brothers Mix-up

This is another post to the blog concerning mistakes I have found in the titles and descriptions of Crimean War photographs in collections that I hope will come to the attention of curators.

While in the Crimea, Roger Fenton took a portrait of Frederick Augustus Maxse. In the picture, Commander Maxse, who at the time held the rank of commander in the…

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Posted on June 9, 2020 at 6:00

Mistakes in the Titles of Crimean War Photographs held in Collections Revisited

In a post to this blog on 18 April 2020, the author described differences in the titles of three Roger Fenton images in Crimean War photographic collections at the Library of Congress (LoC) and the Royal Collection Trust (RTC). This is still unresolved because of ‘lockdowns’ caused by the coronavirus, but Micah Messenheimer at LoC informs me that he is…

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Posted on May 12, 2020 at 8:22 — 1 Comment

Crimean War Images in Private Collections

Over the years searching for online digital copies of images taken by the James Robertson/Felice Beato photographic team in the Crimea in 1855-56, I have come to the conclusion that there must be many in private collections that are not available to people like me who would find them useful historically. I first became aware of this when I found three under…

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Posted on May 6, 2020 at 5:29

Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections

I have recently been comparing collections holding Roger Fenton’s Crimean war images and have discovered that the titles of some portraits in the Library of Congress (LOC) in Washington are different to the same images in the Royal Collection Trust (RCT). The portrait entitled Colonel Goodlake at the LOC is entitled Lieutenant Colonel…

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Posted on April 18, 2020 at 11:00 — 15 Comments

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At 13:54 on October 10, 2019, Patrick Montgomery said…

Thanks, David. Here is a link to my Crimean War related photographs:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/photohistorytimeline/albums/72157630938077174

Please let me know if you see any incorrect information. You can emal me directly at pmontgomery@hamptons.com

 
 
 

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