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Michael Hocken commented on Gael Newton's blog post giant wet plates
"Sadly, I know nothing of these wet plate negatives, but just wonder whether this had anything to do with Saint-Cyr's rôle as the premier French (and even European?!) Military Academy, and the use of mammoth photos of military and other…"
May 23, 2016
Michael Hocken replied to John Holgate's discussion Bell & Black/Stereoscopic Co./Martin's Patent
"The combination of names and mentions is intriguing, but I haven't found any trace of a photographic pairing (whether as practitioners or manufacturers of equipment) by the name of Bell & Black, and nor does the Martin's patent mention…"
May 22, 2014
Michael Hocken commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post RPS Journal 1853-2012 digitised
"What fantastic news! Well done the RPS!"
Jan 27, 2014
Michael Hocken joined Rachel Verbin's group
Jan 27, 2014
Michael Hocken replied to Graham Wood's discussion Stereoviews of the 1862 London Exhibition by the London Stereoscopic Co
"Graham, The noted eBay photodealer "claudiacaroline" (aka David Dickinson) has a fair number of views from this series on sale at the moment. It may be worth checking them out to see whether there are any of the ones you're looking…"
Jan 27, 2014
Michael Hocken replied to Tony Rackstraw's discussion Covers for Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Cards in the group Carte de Visite
"Very cheeky, but I'd love to have a copy too, if you're feeling indulgent, Ron! Michael michael@hocken.eu"
Jan 9, 2014
Michael Hocken replied to Tony Rackstraw's discussion Covers for Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Cards in the group Carte de Visite
"The excellent Leeds & Bradford Photographic Studios website https://sites.google.com/site/leedsandbradfordstudios/home has considerable detail on Percy Lund & Co, such as a "price list of consumables for the professional…"
Jan 2, 2014
Michael Hocken commented on Michael Hocken's blog post Where is Yorktown?
"I have now managed to 'approve' the two 'missing' comments from (from John and Larry - see below), and thought it worthwhile explaining for anyone else who may have struggled with the same difficulty that although it appears…"
Oct 22, 2013
John L. Hyde-Smith commented on Michael Hocken's blog post Where is Yorktown?
"Yorktown is a part of Camberley, Surrey.  My sister attended school in Camberley in the 1950s/60s and I remember references to "Camberley & Yorktown".  I hope this helps, best wishes."
Oct 22, 2013
Larry J Schaaf commented on Michael Hocken's blog post Where is Yorktown?
"According to my 1866 Imperial Gazetteer, "York-town, a chapelry in Ash parish, Surrey, near Tongham r. station and near Aldershot.  It was constituted in 1851; and it has a post-office under Farnborough Station.Pop., 1407. …"
Oct 22, 2013
Christine (Chris) Cassar commented on Michael Hocken's blog post Where is Yorktown?
"Hi Michael - if you Google and look up Camberley on Wikipedia it gives some info on Yorktown and references to Aldershot and Sandhurst. There is also a photograph of a Yorktown Church and Lake, Camberley taken in 1907 (www.francisfrith.com) which I…"
Oct 22, 2013
Michael Hocken commented on Michael Hocken's blog post Where is Yorktown?
"Comment by Larry J Schaaf 10 hours ago According to my 1866 Imperial Gazetteer, "York-town, a chapelry in Ash parish, Surrey, near Tongham r. station and near Aldershot.  It was constituted in 1851; and it has a post-office under…"
Oct 21, 2013
Keith Giles commented on Michael Hocken's blog post Where is Yorktown?
"Yorktown seems to be part of Aldershot. Have a look at the British Newspaper Archive - http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ and try the Old Maps website - http://www.old-maps.co.uk/maps.html I couldn't pinpoint it myself, but it would…"
Oct 21, 2013
Michael Hocken posted a blog post

Where is Yorktown?

Several Hills & Saunders CDVs I've seen refer to a Yorktown studio, (see here for an easily posted example: http://whowerethey.wordpress.com/category/photographer/hills-saunders/ ), but - unless they ventured across the Pond and this is the…See More
Oct 21, 2013
Michael Hocken commented on Michael Hocken's blog post Where is Yorktown?
"Fascinating. Thank you both! This may be "Aldershot & Yorktown" as a single entity perhaps. Other H&S CDVs also refer to a studio in Sandhurst."
Oct 21, 2013
Michael Hocken posted a blog post

Where is Yorktown?

Several Hills & Saunders CDVs I've seen refer to a Yorktown studio, (see here for an easily posted example: http://whowerethey.wordpress.com/category/photographer/hills-saunders/ ), but - unless they ventured across the Pond and this is the…See More
Oct 20, 2013

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Where is Yorktown?

Several Hills & Saunders CDVs I've seen refer to a Yorktown studio, (see here for an easily posted example: http://whowerethey.wordpress.com/category/photographer/hills-saunders/ ), but - unless they ventured across the Pond and…

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