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Christopher Wallen commented on Francis Hodgson's blog post James A. Sinclair : biographical information sought
"I would have thought that a simpler explanation was that the sitter's attire was merely a studio prop.  However, as you suggest, we are both in the realms of speculation."
Apr 6
Francis Hodgson commented on Francis Hodgson's blog post James A. Sinclair : biographical information sought
"Thank you - and to all commenters here for these helpful additions. This project rather stalled, but Sinclair remains a fascination of mine and maybe I ought to write a little piece simply to bring more like this to the surface. He seems to have had…"
Apr 6
Christopher Wallen commented on Francis Hodgson's blog post James A. Sinclair : biographical information sought
"Hi  Francis I realise that you posted this a long time ago but I have only just seen it.  I wonder if you still have an interest in James Sinclair?  I cannot provide information on your actual enquiry but I do have a photograph and a…"
Apr 6
Francis Hodgson commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Luminous Lint goes free until 18 April 2020
"This is generous of Alan – very generous. I am advised by a number of my students who have tried it, however, that the free login doesn't work for the time being. I suspect neither the website nor Alan himself can cope with the numbers of…"
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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 — 6 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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