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Larry J Schaaf
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Larry J Schaaf replied to Allan Collier's discussion Mr Carsoe and his Carsotype photographs
"This machine-based drawing on marble appears to have its roots in 1847 in The Magazine of Science with a Mr Kingston involved. The other citations that I found were essentially repeats of this report. Perhaps by expanding your search earlier you…"
Jul 3
Larry J Schaaf commented on Pete James's blog post Early Photos of the Houses of Parliament
"I don't know if the temporary absence of the Houses would be of interest, but this has always been one of my favorite Henrys:"
Jul 23, 2016
Larry J Schaaf commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post National Media Museum changes direction as collections move to V&A London
"It saddens me to see photography being kicked around the field like this.  Confusion and mis-information, some resulting from a paucity of data, some intentional, reigns.  We are expending precious energy fighting each other rather than…"
Feb 5, 2016
Larry J Schaaf commented on Timothy Greyhavens's blog post Seeking information: early 19th century photographer D Montreal of Paris
"Marcel, you are always beating me!  While I had the privilege of seeing Alison's proof copy in Edinburgh a couple of months ago, the release date for the US is not until 30 September and I can't wait to see my pre-ordered…"
Aug 31, 2015
Larry J Schaaf commented on Timothy Greyhavens's blog post Seeking information: early 19th century photographer D Montreal of Paris
"I happened to know Drummond St in Edinburgh and it certainly didn't sound like a Parisian address so that was the first place that I turned.  A fine online resource is the superb and freely available collection of PODs for Edinburgh: …"
Aug 31, 2015
Larry J Schaaf commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post EXCLUSIVE: The Damned Leaf live from Professor Larry Schaaf
"Oh dear, that means that I would have to write one.  I fear that I only speak from a few scribbled outline notes, which I do not retain afterwards, and never read from a text (and my stumbles reveal that at times).  There are…"
Jul 3, 2015
Larry J Schaaf replied to nadja.lenz's discussion Robert Hunt, A Manual of Photography, 1841
"Dear James, Congratulations on your fellowship - serious work on Hunt is long overdue. As to bits and bobs, come visit Rock House, for a lot of this will be buried in my now-ancient Herschel files.  Sir John, who really gave Hunt…"
Nov 11, 2014
Larry J Schaaf replied to Elizabeth Knazook's discussion R.S. Schultze and Alfred W. Bennett - looking for more information
"Julia Van Haaften faced this question in the 1970s when she worked for the New York Public Library and summarized her quest in From Talbot to Stieglitz: Masterpieces of Early Photography from the New York Public Library. It took a shelf by shelf…"
Oct 1, 2014

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At 23:17 on July 28, 2013, David McGreevy said…

Larry, I'm not sure if this is the proper way to contact you...

I bought the Orleans Talbotype on ebay about 10 years ago. I took a chance- the seller was in Colorado and was offering the 1846 and 1847 issues of the Art Union. Everything else he was selling was furniture. I bought them both for 51 dollars, hoping it hadn't been removed, and was pleasantly surprised!

I am an amateur collector at best, New York City public school art teacher with very limited funds, but just incredibly interested in the early history of photography.

Please let me know what else you would like to know about it!

Thanks, David McGreevy


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