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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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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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…

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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.…

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Freeman Brothers Photographic Studio - large format glass plates

  Over the last couple of months I have been working on a previously uncatalogued collection of large format, 50.8 cm x 44.5 cm, glass plate negatives donated to the Powerhouse Museum in 1969. The 28…

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Posted on November 22, 2011 at 2:30 — 4 Comments

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