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Quest to find old photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew Gardens)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Hocken Jun 6, 2013.

Researching early photographers in Ealing
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marcel Safier Jan 23, 2012.

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James Morley replied to Peter Andersson's discussion Candid Photos from the 19th Century
"A couple of items from my private, rather eclectic collection may be of interest if you are still researching this. This is a collection of ca 1895 early film negatives taken on a Freno No. 1 camera charting a family's travels across Europe. A…"
Dec 1, 2015
James Morley commented on Judy Oberhausen's blog post Eveleen Myers/ Unidentified Portrait Sitters
"Nice project.  I'd suggest putting these out on a wider forum such as Flickr / Flick Commons and making the high(er) resolution images available.  Also, putting a restrictive copyright on them makes them impossible to share (though I…"
Nov 30, 2015
James Morley commented on Paul Godfrey's blog post Information: Bishop’s Bridge, Norwich / 1 June 1899
"And thanks for the warning about the nitrate film base - some of mine are rather cloudy too!"
Nov 7, 2015
James Morley commented on Paul Godfrey's blog post Information: Bishop’s Bridge, Norwich / 1 June 1899
"I found myself here after searching for info on the Frena. If you look at http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Frena it gives the negative sizes for various models. I'm not sure this really is close to a quarter plate, which at 4.25 x 3.25 inches…"
Nov 7, 2015
Michael Hocken replied to James Morley's discussion Quest to find old photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew Gardens)
"I have in storage a largish albumen print (which from my recollection I would date to the 1860s) of the Gardens at a clearly still pretty early stage of their development, as most plants visible look newly planted, etc. It is at least ten years…"
Jun 6, 2013
James Morley commented on Marcel Safier's group Carte de Visite
"Edit: I now find out they had already been in touch!"
Jun 5, 2013
James Morley commented on Marcel Safier's group Carte de Visite
"Thanks for highlighting that Marcel, and of course to Ron for creating such a great resource. It's of particular interest as some of my own family were photographed in Bown's studio.…"
Jun 5, 2013
hugh tifft replied to James Morley's discussion Quest to find old photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew Gardens)
"James, I emailed a few examples to the above email address. Did they make it through?? h."
May 16, 2013
James Morley replied to James Morley's discussion Quest to find old photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew Gardens)
"Hugh, thanks for trying. You can get me directly at james@whatsthatpicture.com"
May 12, 2013
hugh tifft replied to James Morley's discussion Quest to find old photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew Gardens)
"James, I don't seem to be able to upload these j-pegs to this site. Not sure why? Perhaps you can provide an alternative email address. best, hugh"
May 12, 2013
hugh tifft replied to James Morley's discussion Quest to find old photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew Gardens)
"HI James, Yes they are paget plates. I'm guessing at the date. I haven't looked at them in a log time. I really collect color earlier than the 1930's. I'll take a look at them today and get back to you later. It's possible I…"
May 7, 2013
James Morley replied to James Morley's discussion Quest to find old photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew Gardens)
"Hi Hugh Anything is of interest to be honest - you never know what they might show. You say colour plates. I don't suppose they are Paget's are they? It's just that I have recently been in touch with someone who has about 30…"
May 7, 2013
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Quest to find old photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew Gardens)

Two photo history related news items from Kew - a new book and a request for help with a research project.1. New book: "The story of Kew Gardens in photographs" - http://shop.kew.org/books-dvds/kew-in-pictures.htmlHaving worked at Kew for 19 years I have long had an interest in early photographs of this notable institution and its gardens. In Kew's own collection there are two exceptional full-plate Claudet daguerreotypes taken…See More
May 2, 2013
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Quest to find old photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew Gardens)

Two photo history related news items from Kew - a new book and a request for help with a research project.1. New book: "The story of Kew Gardens in photographs" - http://shop.kew.org/books-dvds/kew-in-pictures.htmlHaving worked at Kew for 19 years I have long had an interest in early photographs of this notable institution and its gardens. In Kew's own collection there are two exceptional full-plate Claudet daguerreotypes taken…See More
May 1, 2013
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Flickr Commons Celebrates 5th Birthday

Last week saw 5 years since the Library of Congress became the inaugural member of Flickr Commons. Since then it has grown to 56 institutions and just under 250,000 images. What's more over 28,000 images have had a location set, and over 50,000 have had an estimated date recorded. This has made it possible for me to do some interesting experiments…See More
Jan 22, 2013
James Morley commented on Michael Wong's blog post Auction: 1860 Welsh photo album by Edward Williams
"Looking at the samples on the listing (http://www.mullocksauctions.co.uk/lot-48614-wales_%E2%80%93_photographs_a_fine_photo_album_c1860s.html) it looks rather later than 1860 to me, but still an interesting bit of social history."
Jun 10, 2012

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I am a private collector with relatively little experience but an unbridled passion for old photographs!

I have set up and run a website for identification of old photographs - see www.whatsthatpicture.com

A very small and fairly random selection of my vintage photographs can be seen in my galleries on Flickr

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Flickr Commons Celebrates 5th Birthday

Last week saw 5 years since the Library of Congress became the inaugural member of Flickr Commons. Since then it has grown to 56 institutions and just under 250,000 images. What's more over 28,000 images have had a location set, and over 50,000 have had an estimated date recorded. This has made it possible for me to do some interesting experiments…

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Posted on January 22, 2013 at 20:21

Public interpretation of old photos - new historypin.com website launched

For anyone who has an interest in public access to and interpretation of old images you might be interested in www.historypin.com which officially launched on Monday, after about a year in 'beta'.  The launch coincided with the availability of new features and also a mobile app (currently just for Android smartphones).  One of the key features is being able to discover the photographs taken at any location - including the ones taken near where you are…

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Posted on July 13, 2011 at 11:30

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At 18:32 on December 22, 2010, Alan M. Preston said…

Hello James, I've tried to reply to your message (ref: 1920's racing cars) BUT disappointingly your message/the message you responded to AND my ?Leica 250 Prototype blog have all disappeared from my 'My Page' overnight! BUT to try to answer your question:  unfortunately they are road cars at a Gymkana (so I cannot be of much help) .... if it had been a Grand Prix!

You could possibly try our old friend Bill Boddy at 'Motor Sport' magazine - they also have a keen interest in vintage motoring.  Alan M. Preston

 
 
 

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