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Ken Jacobson commented on Francis Hodgson's blog post James A. Sinclair : biographical information sought
"Hi, Francis. I wrote a tiny biography of Sinclair in my book on Orientalist photography. I don't expect there would be anything very new there. We had and might still have some small but nice quality photogravures signed by Sinclair. They are…"
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Mike Fisher commented on Francis Hodgson's blog post James A. Sinclair : biographical information sought
"I guess you may have seen the James A Sinclair listing on the "Historic Camera" see here.  http://tinyurl.com/oc74wqg ; Tom Kowach of HC has a wealth of info, if you haven't had a word with Tom."
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Michael Pritchard commented on Francis Hodgson's blog post James A. Sinclair : biographical information sought
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James A. Sinclair : biographical information sought

I am researching some photographs by the British camera manufacturer and dealer James A. Sinclair, FRPS. (d.1940).  A great deal seems to be known about his famous cameras; very little about himself.   It may well be that his life is more familiar to specialists in cameras and the camera industry than to specialists in photographs themselves.  I suspect, for example, that as an eminent dealer in the heart of London – and as the author of distinguished how-to books – Sinclair may well have had…See More
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Victor Albert Prout

Following your mention of Mrs. Osmond's new book on her ancestor Victor Prout, may I use the hospitality of these columns to point interested readers to a recent post on francishodgson.com?Thanks.   http://bit.ly/1aF8TGDSee More
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"Thanks to Bridget for blogging this so quickly after the event. I don't need to defend it, but I will just say that it needs to be remembered that this was a keynote speech at which I'd specifically been asked to cover large issues with a…"
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James A. Sinclair : biographical information sought

I am researching some photographs by the British camera manufacturer and dealer James A. Sinclair, FRPS. (d.1940).  A great deal seems to be known about his famous cameras; very little about himself.   It may well be that his life is more familiar to specialists in cameras and the camera industry than to specialists in photographs themselves.  I suspect, for example, that as an eminent dealer in the heart of London – and as the author of distinguished how-to books – Sinclair may well have…

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Posted on November 16, 2015 at 18:11 — 3 Comments

Victor Albert Prout

Following your mention of Mrs. Osmond's new book on her ancestor Victor Prout, may I use the hospitality of these columns to point interested readers to a recent post on francishodgson.com?

Thanks.   http://bit.ly/1aF8TGD

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 13:00

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