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Mysterious structures: what are they?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Hartmut Wettmann Feb 28, 2013.

Forensic analysis of photographs

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John Bradley commented on John Bradley's blog post A tour of a Chinese railway factory 1920 and 2010
"Thank you Michael - I hadn't registered all the hats in the early photograph. No women in the early image I think - and none in the others in the collection."
Aug 20, 2013
Michael Wong commented on John Bradley's blog post A tour of a Chinese railway factory 1920 and 2010
"Nice one and thanks for posting it! I can spot the similarities though - they're all wearing hats!"
Aug 20, 2013
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A tour of a Chinese railway factory 1920 and 2010

It is always interesting to see how a photographic genre persists over time. I recently had the opportunity to see how one genre - ‘The important overseas visitor tours a factory’ remained constant over about 85 years. The first photograph shows a Western man in business suit being shown around a railway factory in…See More
Aug 19, 2013
Hartmut Wettmann commented on John Bradley's photo
Feb 28, 2013
Hartmut Wettmann replied to John Bradley's discussion Mysterious structures: what are they?
"It is a Gradierwerk (in german) probably in Bad Reichenhall (to win…"
Feb 28, 2013
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"Yes, this is a slight flaw in the system, as discussions can take place under each of the photos! Thank you for your comments and you were close with the general region. It does seem fairy clear now that Izaak has solved this mystery."
Feb 24, 2013
Piers Rawson commented on John Bradley's photo
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"A discussion also remarkable for being carried out in stereo, as I see I commented on the parallel strand without realizing the discussion had reached a conclusion..."
Feb 24, 2013
Piers Rawson replied to John Bradley's discussion Mysterious structures: what are they?
"On the other hand: this is the clear solution didn't spot that before... still, geographically not too far adrift!"
Feb 24, 2013
Piers Rawson replied to John Bradley's discussion Mysterious structures: what are they?
"I think the suggestion of a mining or industrial zone is unlikely because of the managed-agricultural, almost park-like setting of the valley bottom and presence of a developed residential area (besides the church, roofs are visible to right and…"
Feb 24, 2013
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"This has been a fascinating discussion, thank you all. I often write articles for the magazine 'Stereo World'. It is a specialist magazine for the stereoscopic photography community-  produced to a very high standard. This would make…"
Feb 18, 2013
Izaak Boone commented on John Bradley's photo
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"Anthony, I just collect old photographs and was curious about the structures as well. I noticed the German installations for the first time in Bad Sulza. That is why I found the web-site about the German Salt production. I learned a lot from your…"
Feb 18, 2013
Dr Anthony H. Cooper commented on John Bradley's photo
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"Izzac, thank you solving the use of the structures and for enlightening us about German salt production methods, they are fascinating.   I have written about English salt production http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/6218/ with some…"
Feb 18, 2013
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"Well, that pretty much convinces me! Thank you again for solving amystery that had been nagging at me for some time! John"
Feb 14, 2013
Izaak Boone commented on John Bradley's photo
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"  This picture is from my collection. The blindstamp left under tells: C.H. Jacobi Creuznach. I never noticed the structures of the "gradierwerk" on this stereo view. You can see the castle of Bad Kreuznach in the background."
Feb 13, 2013
John Bradley commented on Jonathon Carr Brackenbury's blog post Scientific Astronomy Glass Negatives.
"Jonathon, As other have suggested, scanning glass plate negs is relatively effective using a flatbed scanner -  I recently digitised a collection of several hundred such negs. Two minor points to mention. You need a scanner that will scan…"
Feb 13, 2013
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"Izaak, I've just looked at the German Wikipedia page you gave a link to - this looks pretty conclusive to me. Also if you look at photo no 3 the church looks German/ Austrian in style perhaps? Best wishes, John"
Feb 13, 2013

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A tour of a Chinese railway factory 1920 and 2010

It is always interesting to see how a photographic genre persists over time. I recently had the opportunity to see how one genre - ‘The important overseas visitor tours a factory’ remained constant over about 85 years. The first photograph shows a Western man in business suit being shown around a railway…

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Posted on August 19, 2013 at 16:30 — 2 Comments

Interesting stereoscopic image of early photographers.

This very interesting image turned up in a provincial general auction today. Does anyone have any thoughts on date, participants or the cameras?

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Posted on June 16, 2012 at 15:30 — 9 Comments

Local press article on photo-history

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http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/news/Photography-mystery-solved-thanks-forensic-science/article-1824980-detail/article.html

The Derby Evening telegraph has now picked up on the 'Victorian stereoviews and forensic science' story.

Posted on February 13, 2010 at 10:00

Photo history on ITV Central News



Those of you who live in the East Midlands and receive ITV Central News will have the opportunity to see me being interviewed in a piece due to be broadcast on Monday evening (15th February). This stems from some work I have mentioned here before, where I worked with a forensic…

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Posted on February 13, 2010 at 9:55

Early Derbyshire stereoviews

A few days ago I had a phone call from a friend in another town. “Do you still collect those stereoscopic pictures?” he asked, “because there is a bundle of them in the local auction this morning”.



With 15 minutes to go before the start of the auction, no on-line options, and only my friend’s comment - “they look pretty scruffy to me”, I faced a dilemma. I placed a blind telephone bid and yesterday received the lot – which indeed was very scruffy, for the winning price of £20. As I… Continue

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 12:37 — 4 Comments

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At 6:34 on December 23, 2010, Alan M. Preston said…

Hello John,

Sorry to have not replied before BUT have contacted the family (his Son (Zimbabwe) and Grand daughter (New York) .............. and am still 'learning to drive' the BHP website (and find out how to reply to enquiries) .............. resulting in repeat blogs/comments etc!

Monty Bird was Photographically very active in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

Ironically, I found, by coincidence, that a friend had published a book about Montague Bird and his Father, John ................ and am presently arranging for copies to be provided for various members of his family around the world.

Many thanks for your interest. Alan M.Preston

 
 
 

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