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Started Aug 9, 2021
Started this discussion. Last reply by John Hannavy Jun 13, 2009.
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Might anyone recognize the gent in this ambrotype by John Beattie of Bristol 1858-70s https://archives.cliftonbridge.org.uk/beattie-john he was a spiritualist and to take a portrait outside his studio might indicate a special sitter there is a masonic symbol on…Continue
Posted on April 17, 2023 at 8:00 — 12 Comments
Might anyone have any details of a process introduced 1861 by Squire & Co for colouring a paper photograph to resemble a painting on ivory. It is was announced in Photographic News, vol . 5, no . 171, 13 December 1861, i
It was marketed as the elephantinon process and was evidently for making paper photographs look like paintings on ivory but with libraries shut I cant find the PN to consult.
The term is the ancient Greek name for a black dye made from burnt ivory but…Continue
Posted on April 15, 2020 at 4:55 — 8 Comments
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?
Posted on May 21, 2016 at 10:47 — 1 Comment
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.
Posted on May 17, 2012 at 23:21 — 2 Comments
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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
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