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"J. KUHN was hugely productive as a publisher  prints, cartes stereo stereoscopes - one advert  had Photographies, Monocles, & Albums  at 220 Rue de Rivoli and another as The Paris photographic company, général depot…"
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giant wet plates

Might anyone know about gigantic wet plate negatives 5 by 8 feet held in Fort St Cyr, France possibly of the new Paris Opera of 1875  or   a  4 by 6.5 feet set in  Berlin?


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Basil Green London photographer m1951-54

I am seeking any  information on Basil Green a London photographer in Manchester st W 1951-1954 who took a portrait of Australian writer  Patrick White. I am wondering if he might be the same as the very hip Basil Green the founder of 'Vince' Menswear in the late 1950s. 

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Posted on May 17, 2012 at 23:21 — 2 Comments

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At 3:55 on February 27, 2018, Nuno Borges de Araújo said…

Hello Gael,
You must contact the author Alexandre Ramires (Portuguese, living in Coimbra) to
Best regards, 

At 11:09 on August 1, 2014, Peter Wyatt Gordon Cattrell said…

Dear Gael - I didn't see any letters on George Lewis - there are probably a lot somewhere - try the IWM photo library or the National galleries of Scotland. I'm in a show at the SNPG openning this week so will email the curator about him. About ten years ago I was commissioned by the SNPG to print 20 of his negatives at the IWM darkroom, so I spoent some time looking at his prints with acurator first at the IWM and choosing which to print - there are over a thousand.  Best wishes  Peter

At 2:13 on October 7, 2009, Karen Magee said…
Hi Gael, Hope you are having fun as well as getting your research done. Thanks for the tips. I have checked the Pitt Rivers catalogue but have been meaning to contact Elizabeth Edwards directly. I'd be interested to hear who else is working on photographs from the anthropological perspective. The survey of Australian photographs in UK collections sounds very interesting. There was a little of this in Julia Peck's Thesis (for which 100 thank yous!). Sweet seems to cut a very low profile in UK collections which surprises me.
Just writing up his transition to dry plates - your views on this were very helpful! If 'Instantaneous Process' can be taken to mean dry plates, he may have started using them as early as 1878 (not 1880 as I thought). Happy holiday / researching!
At 7:22 on June 14, 2009, wujiabao said…
Dear Gael,

Hi, Yes, I do received the catalog from you. It was so pity that I could not attend the symposium you directed. Hope there will be another opportunities can makes me join.

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