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Nineteenth Century Pacfic Phtographers A - Z Online Wiki
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Hi everyoneI have just created a Wikispace which contains an A - Z listing of nineteenth-century Pacific photographers with short bios, location of photographic holdings etc.The original list was…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geoff Barker Oct 12, 2011.

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Online: Early Royal Navy photographs compiled by Lieutenant Arthur Onslow 1858-1863

My talk on early Royal Navy photographs compiled by Lieutenant Arthur Onslow is up on YouTube. https://youtu.be/-g28qDQGwrk Mostly taken between 1858 and 1863 the talk is mainly focussed on the actions of HMS Herald while it was engaged in one of the longest surveying missions ever undertaken by the Admiralty. Among the many rare…See More
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Online: Mawson's Photographers in Antarctica 1911-1914

A 30 min talk about the photographers on Mawson's Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 is now on YouTube. Frank Hurley is probably the best-known photographer from the expedition but this talk introduces works by the other photographers on the expedition and looks at the large negative collections held by the State Library of NSW.…See More
Feb 23
James McArdle commented on Geoff Barker's blog post Photo-crayotypes and Chromatypes
"Hi Geoff, very interested in this from the point of view of the solar camera/enlarger (on which I have recently created a Wikipedia article). Many photographers 1860s-1870s enlarged CDV  images life-size onto canvas and paper, subsequently to…"
Dec 7, 2020
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The nineteenth century's largest glass plate negatives

The largest glass plate negatives produced in the nineteenth-century appear to have been made in Sydney, Australia, in 1875. They were made by the professional photographer Charles Bayliss with the help of a wealthy amateur photographer Bernhard Otto Holtermann, who also funded the project.Only four of the colossal glass negatives produced by Bayliss and Holtermann have…See More
Nov 21, 2020
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Photo-crayotypes and Chromatypes

I have just created a Wikipedia page for photo-crayotypes and chromatypes but the current focus is on Australian uses by photographers like Frederick Frith and Douglas Kilburn. If anyone has more research they can add from the UK that would be great. Happy to help if you are not using Wikipedia regularly.…See More
Aug 17, 2020
Kim Timby commented on Geoff Barker's blog post Photo-crayotypes and Chromotypes
"Hi Geoff, It's great to have a new wikipedia article related to.colour in photography – thanks!"
Aug 12, 2020
Geoff Barker commented on William Fagan's blog post Grubb and Parsons Optical and Engineering Giants
"Hi William, nice article thanks for sharing. I wrote a small post on the Sydney Observatory 13-inch Melbourne astrographic telescope made by Howard Grubb 1888-1890 back in 2008. I'm no longer at the museum but you can read the article here.…"
Aug 4, 2020
Geoff Barker commented on Geoff Barker's blog post Photo-crayotypes and Chromotypes
"Hi Marcel, hope you are well. I talked to Noel a year or so ago and we discussed some issues relating Frith's portrait on Wikipedia. The book is a real treat. Cheers Geoff."
Aug 4, 2020
Geoff Barker commented on Geoff Barker's blog post Photo-crayotypes and Chromotypes
"Hi Gael - I agree it would be great to see some comparisons as the process appears to have continued into the twentieth century. I'm still pretty much working from home but when I get back on site from Covid I'll follow up with the…"
Aug 4, 2020
Gael Newton commented on Geoff Barker's blog post Photo-crayotypes and Chromotypes
"Thanks Geoff  IT would be great to have other examples in overseas archives to compare. Has a conservator looked at the composition of  chromotypes?   Gael"
Aug 4, 2020
Marcel Safier commented on Geoff Barker's blog post Photo-crayotypes and Chromotypes
"Hi Geoff, I helped out with a book on the Friths ("The Frith Family : Snips & Snaps. Nineteenth Century Portaitists, Miniaturists, Caricaturists and Photographic Artists" by Noel Tozer). Frederick's sister Letitia Davidson…"
Aug 3, 2020
John Davies commented on Geoff Barker's blog post Freeman Brothers Photographic Studio - large format glass plates
"Hi, In the 1970s, the studio was managed by a Canadian, Rick Sherwin who was very interested in its history. If you can find him, he may have some information. Regards John Davies"
Aug 3, 2020
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Photo-crayotypes and Chromatypes

I have just created a Wikipedia page for photo-crayotypes and chromatypes but the current focus is on Australian uses by photographers like Frederick Frith and Douglas Kilburn. If anyone has more research they can add from the UK that would be great. Happy to help if you are not using Wikipedia regularly.…See More
Aug 2, 2020

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Online: Early Royal Navy photographs compiled by Lieutenant Arthur Onslow 1858-1863

My talk on early Royal Navy photographs compiled by Lieutenant Arthur Onslow is up on YouTube. https://youtu.be/-g28qDQGwrk 

Mostly taken between…

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Posted on February 28, 2021 at 0:00

Online: Mawson's Photographers in Antarctica 1911-1914

A 30 min talk about the photographers on Mawson's Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 is now on YouTube. Frank Hurley is probably the best-known photographer from the expedition but this talk introduces works by the other photographers on the expedition and looks at the large negative collections held by the State Library of NSW.…

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Posted on February 22, 2021 at 9:00

The nineteenth century's largest glass plate negatives

The largest glass plate negatives produced in the nineteenth-century appear to have been made in Sydney, Australia, in 1875. They were made by the professional photographer Charles Bayliss with the help of a wealthy amateur photographer Bernhard Otto Holtermann, who also funded the project.

Only four of the colossal glass negatives produced by Bayliss…

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Posted on November 20, 2020 at 23:30

Photo-crayotypes and Chromatypes

I have just created a Wikipedia page for photo-crayotypes and chromatypes but the current focus is on Australian uses by photographers like Frederick Frith and Douglas Kilburn. If anyone has more research they can add from the UK that would be great. Happy to help if you are not using Wikipedia regularly.…

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