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Anyone recognize this bridge? 1860's Oval albumen
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Hello, I am looking for information on this Photo. 1860's oval albumen, 15 x 10 inches. Does anyone recognize this bridge? Scotland? Wales? I have included a close up of the charming man in the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David McGreevy Jun 11, 2018.

Fox Talbot "modern calotype" issued by the Royal Photographic Society?
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Hello, i am looking for any information regarding a series of prints issued in 1989 By the Sunday Times / The Royal Photographic Society. This one- "Fruit and Vegetable Sellers" states that it is a…Continue

Tags: reproduction, Calotype, Fox Talbot

Started this discussion. Last reply by David McGreevy Jun 28, 2013.

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Alan Griffiths commented on David McGreevy's photo
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Piper David Muir

"The National Army Museum has a copy of this one. ===== Cundall & Howlett Piper David Muir, 42nd (The Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot [Crimean Heroes] 1856   Albumen print National Army Museum Negative…"
15 hours ago
Bob Bennett commented on David McGreevy's blog post Help ID this military CDV.
"It’s later than the Crimean War, at which time the Corporal of Foot Guards would have been wearing a ‘Coatee’ with tails. Coatees were replaced with a double breasted tunic in 1855, and that was replaced the following year by a…"
Jan 20
Ashleigh commented on David McGreevy's blog post Help ID this military CDV.
"The length of the coats would definitely suggest Crimean War/ Indian Mutiny. I'd guess this was taken probably in the early 1860s. Great photograph!"
Jan 14
Bob Bennett commented on David McGreevy's blog post Help ID this military CDV.
"The General is writing a dispatch, or orders using his correspondence box, which is open in front of him, and each of the ADCs wears a ‘pouch belt’ slung diagonally across their bodies, which secured a black leather pouch in the centre…"
Jan 13
Bob Bennett commented on David McGreevy's blog post Help ID this military CDV.
"Glad to help, it is a fine CDV, and the study of uniform is my hobby after a long career in the Army myself. I omitted to mention the Mameluke hilted sword that was also indicative of General Rank (having been emulated from Napoleon’s favour…"
Jan 13
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Help ID this military CDV.

I recently purchased this CDV, the identification said only  "British".The back is blank. Can anyone help me figure out this scene?Thanks, David…See More
Dec 15, 2019
Leonard A. Walle commented on David McGreevy's blog post Research request: A street telescope
"I have this stereoview in my 19th century astro photo collection along with a companion view that has a similar sign which mentions the Sun rather than Saturn and Jupiter. On the back of the second view hand written in ink in with what appears to be…"
Sep 23, 2019
Jonathan Dore commented on David McGreevy's blog post Research request: A street telescope
"Well, since the hoarding is in French I assume the photograph is French, which means it's very likely in Paris, perhaps somewhere on the Terrasse du Bord de l'Eau along the southern edge of the Jardins des Tuileries, which has balustrades…"
Sep 23, 2019
Steve Edwards commented on David McGreevy's blog post Research request: A street telescope
"It's in French and English, which is a bit of a clue. I'd say Paris. Contact a historian of science. someone will know about popular astronomy. You could try Simon Schaffer at Cambridge."
Sep 23, 2019
Steven F. Joseph commented on David McGreevy's blog post Research request: A street telescope
"This is a telescope made by Cauche, an optician in Paris. He was a pioneer in photographic lens-making in 1839. By the 1850s he was creating instruments for astronomical observation, including for the Paris Observatory. This SV dates to about 1860."
Sep 23, 2019
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Research request: A street telescope

I am looking for any information on this stereo view, a street telescope, View Saturn and Jupiter! No information on the back. I have no Idea about the origin, England, France, Italy?Does anyone recognize this image or telescope?many thanks in…See More
Sep 22, 2019
David McGreevy commented on Wouter Lambrechts's blog post Information request: What uniform?
"Please notice the same small buttons or white embroidery details at the neckline."
Sep 18, 2019
David McGreevy commented on Wouter Lambrechts's blog post Information request: What uniform?
"Dear Wouter, I have a similar photo of the same uniform on a fine soldier, possibly Crimean War Related. I know that there is a colloquial name for this uniform, but it escapes me. By the way, Prince Harry wore this exact uniform at his wedding!"
Sep 18, 2019
Bob Bennett left a comment for David McGreevy
"Each unit was to select a musketry officer for training at either the School of Musketry, Hythe, or its pro tem outstation in the Euston Hotel, Fleetwood, Lancashire. Both establishments had extensive ranges nearby. This was as a result of the…"
Jun 27, 2019
David McGreevy commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Auctions: John Hannavy Collection, plus photography and photographic equipment
"Dear Michael, Thank you so much for posting these interesting auctions. Please keep this practice up, as it helps us across the pond discover many auctions we would not usually have access to. I was able to purchase this item, thanks to your timely…"
May 3, 2019
David McGreevy commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Export of Cultural Objects 2018-19 / Julia Margaret Cameron's The Norman Album
"Well done, Britain! Now do Brexit."
Apr 30, 2019

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At 9:21 on June 26, 2019, Bob Bennett said…
Each unit was to select a musketry officer for training at either the School of Musketry, Hythe, or its pro tem outstation in the Euston Hotel, Fleetwood, Lancashire. Both establishments had extensive ranges nearby. This was as a result of the widespread issue of rifle muskets to the infantry in the mid-1850s.
At 11:34 on September 19, 2017, christopher nutt said…

Hi David- I have two photographs by J.M.C one of Herschel and one depicting The Angel at the Sepulchre they measure 133x110 and110x85 respectively. These photographs came with an miniature album purchased from a sale at Youlgrave Hall near Litchfield. H.H. Camerons wife lived at that address in the thirties and the sale was on the premises about 25 years ago. Unfortunately I could not get the owner of the miniature album to sell it to me but I know his family sold it later to a museum. Hope this helps. Chris

At 15:10 on September 5, 2013, Donald Stewart said…

Hi David - The Civil War exhibition was stunning though it has now closed at the Met but will be at Charleston, S.C. then New Orleans. I have no regrets about going over for such a short visit.  The Cameron show was also very good but quite small.  Discovered that MoMA was doing a 75th anniversary showing on Walker Evans' American Photographs which was also superb though didn't include all the images from the 1938 show.  Jeff Rosenheim who curated the Civil War exhibition has written an excellent book on this but there is neither a book nor a catalogue of the Cameron show.

regards, Donald.

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Help ID this military CDV.

I recently purchased this CDV, the identification said only  "British".

The back is blank. Can anyone help me figure out this scene?

Thanks, David…

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Posted on December 13, 2019 at 21:30 — 6 Comments

Research request: A street telescope

I am looking for any information on this stereo view, a street telescope, View Saturn and Jupiter! No information on the back. I have no Idea about the origin, England, France, Italy?

Does anyone recognize this image or…

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Posted on September 17, 2019 at 23:30 — 4 Comments

Research Request: Grenadier Guards, 1850s

Can anyone help me identify this late 1850's Grenadier Guards albumen print? I am interested in finding out which battalion or regiment, and the location of this 'Guard House'.

Many…

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Posted on February 18, 2019 at 22:00 — 5 Comments

Identification: Crimean war officer

Looking to identify this Officer. 6 x 4 inch albumen print with no ID.  Grenadier Guards? I think that's a cap with plumage, and a sword hilt.

Many thanks in advance,

David McGreevy…

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Posted on December 19, 2018 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

 
 
 

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