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Has Anyone Seen This Method of Sealing Ambrotypes?

Hi Everyone:I'm hoping someone can tell me about this method of sealing UK ambrotypes and whether it was a common practice or particular to one area or ambrotypist.As seen in the photo, the ambrotype…Continue

Started Sep 17, 2018

J. D. Cooper Military Studio, Mersea Road, Colchester

Looking for any information on the above mentioned studio.Thanks.Continue

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Commander Arthur FitzGerald Cochrane (1888-1967)

Several years ago I came into possession of two tin trunks that were found in the attic of an old house in my hometown of Sarnia, ON.  One trunk was full of correspondence and the other was full of glass and film negatives.  After much reading and additional research, I was able to identify the photographer as being Royal Naval Commander Arthur FitzGerald Cochrane…


Posted on June 2, 2012 at 19:30

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At 9:49 on October 19, 2012, Stuart Melvin said…


I am married to the granddaughter of the photographer, Commander Arthur FitzGerald Cochrane, and we would really like to chat about the contents of those tin trunks.  We think that they were probably passed to you after the death of Peter Cochrane (my wife's uncle) who lived at 761 London Road, Sarnia, Ontario and who died in 2000.  My email address is  Look forward to hearing from you.  Thanks.

Stuart Melvin, Richmond, Surrey, UK.  

At 15:27 on June 7, 2012, Bob, Editor – Photographic Canadiana said…

Would be interested in your story for Photographic Canadiana, journal for the Photographic Historical Society of Canada or our E-Mail Newsletter.  Go to to know who we are.  I can be reached at

Robert Lansdale, editor


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