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Identifying Elliott & Fry CDV portrait
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I wonder if anyone can identify this subject of an Elliott & Fry carte de visite portrait? I've included scans of both the recto and verso. I appreciate any ideas!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Dore Jan 25, 2016.

Albumen Photographs by S. S Soley, Gloucester.
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Hello from "across the pond"! I'm a photography collector who recently purchased four albumen photographs that have a blindstamp to the mounts that reads; "S. S. Soley / Photographer/Gloucester". The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marcel Safier Dec 11, 2010.

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John Minichiello commented on John Minichiello's blog post Vernon Heath Photograph
"Hi Ken, Thank you for your generous reply. While I have done some research as best as I can, it's always great to have the opinion and /or advice of the experts! Perhaps it is, after all, a carbon print. I've thought about that possibility…"
Jul 22, 2016
Ken Jacobson commented on John Minichiello's blog post Vernon Heath Photograph
"Dear John, The print you have is typical of Heath's large carbon print enlargements (do you think this is carbon ?). They are not at all common but I have had and seen a number over the years. He loved beautiful trees and produced some…"
Jul 22, 2016
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Vernon Heath Photograph

I have this Vernon Heath albumen photograph in my possession that I purchased about seven years ago here in New England. It's in its original frame and the photograph itself measures 19 1/4" h x 26 1/4"w. It's possible that this example is an enlargement from a smaller glass negative as I'm aware of Heath's…See More
Jul 21, 2016
John Minichiello commented on John Minichiello's blog post Identification: Elliott &Fry CDV
"Many thanks, Michael, for your response!"
Feb 25, 2016
Michael Pritchard commented on John Minichiello's blog post Identification: Elliott &Fry CDV
"I think you'll find it was T B Potter MP (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Bayley_Potter) the successor to Richard Cobden's seat in Parliament."
Feb 25, 2016
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Identification: Elliott &Fry CDV

Can anyone offer any help in identifying the subject of this cdv? I've included scans of both recto and verso. Many thanks! JohnSee More
Feb 25, 2016
Jonathan Dore replied to John Minichiello's discussion Identifying Elliott & Fry CDV portrait
"If you got in touch with the librarians of those colleges I listed in my previous post they would probably be able to tell you instantly if it was theirs."
Jan 25, 2016
John Minichiello replied to John Minichiello's discussion Identifying Elliott & Fry CDV portrait
"All very interesting!"
Jan 4, 2016
David Bruce replied to John Minichiello's discussion Identifying Elliott & Fry CDV portrait
"Thank you, John and Jonathan. 'On the back of a picture frame': what I meant was that the photograph was being used as the backing board to a watercolour painting. Unfortunately, the friend who gave me this object can't remember where…"
Dec 31, 2015
Jonathan Dore replied to John Minichiello's discussion Identifying Elliott & Fry CDV portrait
"David, a few thoughts: 1) if it's the teaching body of a (girls') school, the size (about 40 individuals) would mean it would have to be quite a large one, so your initial instinct re Roedean was a good one. But the painting at the back…"
Dec 24, 2015
John Minichiello replied to John Minichiello's discussion Identifying Elliott & Fry CDV portrait
"Hi David, As a firm, Elliott & Fry are so well known for their cdv's that you forget of course they worked in all other formats, like any other photography studio of the era.  But what do you mean by "found on the back of a…"
Dec 23, 2015
David Bruce replied to John Minichiello's discussion Identifying Elliott & Fry CDV portrait
"While we are on the subject of Elliott & Fry, this one was found on the back of a picture frame in Helensburgh, Scotland. We tried it on Roedean School but their (very helpful) archivist said it was not them, nor other schools she contacted, but…"
Dec 22, 2015
John Minichiello replied to John Minichiello's discussion Identifying Elliott & Fry CDV portrait
"Thank you SO much Marcel! You're wealth of knowledge is astounding, and I do appreciate your generosity with this knowledge. "
Dec 20, 2015
Marcel Safier replied to John Minichiello's discussion Identifying Elliott & Fry CDV portrait
"Louis Alexis Chamerovzow (1816-1875), Secretary of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society."
Dec 19, 2015
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Identifying Elliott & Fry CDV portrait

I wonder if anyone can identify this subject of an Elliott & Fry carte de visite portrait? I've included scans of both the recto and verso. I appreciate any ideas!See More
Dec 13, 2015
John Minichiello commented on Michael Wong's blog post Britain’s history though Frith's photographs: BBC2 12th March 2012 ...
"Hi Michael,   That's a great help. Thanks!   John"
Mar 7, 2012

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Vernon Heath Photograph

I have this Vernon Heath albumen photograph in my possession that I purchased about seven years ago here in New England. It's in its original frame and the photograph itself measures 19 1/4" h x 26 1/4"w. It's possible that this example is an enlargement from a smaller glass negative as I'm aware of…

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Identification: Elliott &Fry CDV

Can anyone offer any help in identifying the subject of this cdv? I've included scans of both recto and verso. Many thanks! John…

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Posted on February 22, 2016 at 17:30 — 2 Comments

Does Anyone Recognize This Photographer's Signature?

Hello All,

Last year I purchased a collection of photographs that are mostly 19th century albumen format. In this collection are two photos of India with the photographer's named scratched into the negative. I've included both photos, as well as both signatures. The signature that's just the last name looks to me like "Carrey, Currey, etc?" The other signature, which is partially trimmed, looks like "W. L. Carr...?" They appear to by the same hand.

Can anyone out there provide…

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Posted on March 5, 2012 at 20:55 — 1 Comment

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