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While a commissioning editor at Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers (1999-2001) I conceived and commissioned the Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, with Pam Roberts as editor. FDP was bought by Taylor & Francis, I went off to do other things, John Hannavy succeeded Pam as editor, and I'm happy to say Routledge eventually published the work in 2007 (though I've yet to actually see a copy!).

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At 18:49 on June 17, 2017, Krzysztof K. Slowinski said…

Good evening, Mr. Dore,

Let me thank you for participating in solving the question of a Cambridge photograph of 1907. The resarch supported by the britishphotohistory members has shown that the persons shown at the photograph were members of the Moody Manners Opera Company who gave performance in April 1907.

The room the photograph was taken in is still not identified but I stopped further actions at this point.

With regards,

Krzysztof K. Slowinski

At 19:36 on August 25, 2012, Steven Evans said…
Hi Jonathan, Thanks so much for your reply. For the benefit of other readers following this blog I am adding a link to "The Prelude."

http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww287.html

I agree that chances are the unknown photographer may by well have been "channeling" the poem when the photo was taken. The big mystery remaining is the identity of the maker. The print has the distinct "cool" quality of a developing out salt print rather than the warmth of a straight p.o.p. salt print. Perhaps it was taken and/or printed by Thomas Sutton?

BTW... It occurred to me that the 19th century photographer would have to have taken the image on terra firma, so I have written to the gent who took the contemporary photograph to ask him for any info that might help confirm that the two photos are of the same location. Stay tuned!Hi Jonathan, Thanks so much for your reply. For the benefit of other readers following this blog I am adding a link to "The Prelude."

http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww287.html

I agree that chances are the unknown photographer may by well have been "channeling" the poem when the photo was taken. The big mystery remaining is the identity of the maker. The print has the distinct "cool" quality of a developing out salt print rather than the warmth of a straight p.o.p. salt print. Perhaps it was taken and/or printed by Thomas Sutton?

BTW... It occurred to me that the 19th century photographer would have to have taken the image on terra firma, so I have written to the gent who took the contemporary photograph to ask him for any info that might help confirm that the two photos are of the same location. Stay tuned!
At 17:37 on August 24, 2012, Steven Evans said…
Hi Jonathan, I left a reply re: the boat house on my blog, but am not sure if you saw it. After viewing a few other photos of similar structures I realized the Keswick Boat House just didn't quite match. I think I may have come up with something very similar and include herewith a link for you to see. Scroll down to find the photo and tell me what you think.

http://www.nickt.co.uk/naturalworld/index.php/2012/05/05/a-weekend-...
At 13:32 on July 10, 2009, Pam Roberts said…
Hi Jonathan, Just seen your entry on BPH. Hope you are very well? What happened to Canada? Get in touch with news etc. Pam (pamgroberts@btinternet.com)
 
 
 

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