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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 replied to Carolina Bennet Morales's discussion Quest for help regarding the photographer Antonio Beato
"Hi Carolina, In the biography section of Ken Jacobson's book "Odalisques and Arabesques-Orientalist Photography 1839-1925." (Bernard Quaritch, 2007.) there is an entry on Antonio Beato that might prove helpful to your research.…"
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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 innovations in this regard. Although, does anyone know whether he did…


Posted on July 21, 2016 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

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…


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…


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

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