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Richard Sullivan HonFRPS commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Do UK museums take photography seriously?
"I have some sense about British Museums, but more of those in the U.S. There may be some historic anxiety among curators as to whether photography is an art or not over its technological basis, and we can add as the article points out, a…"
Wednesday
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to Qiana Mestrich's discussion Seeking Photographs of Fanny Eaton: The Mixed-Race, Pre-Raphaelite Model and Muse
"Qiana, I've checked my database and no hits on either F. Eaton or Fanny Eaton. Lots of Fannys and an F. Eaton, a gentleman photographer who was quite active in the late 19th. There are over 750,000 pages, mostly large pages, in…"
Apr 3
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to Mark Jones's discussion Lachlan Maclachlan
Mar 13
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to Mark Jones's discussion Lachlan Maclachlan
"Mark, I found this on the Diamond Vs Sutton case of which seems to be involved. Something about photographs of prominent men. Dick Sullivan"
Mar 12
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to Timothy Greyhavens's discussion Earliest wildlife photography?
"Timothy, I'll also dig into my database  further as well. .There's lots on Livingstone, though that early very few printed halftone images in the journals.None actually! --DickSullivan"
Feb 19
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to Timothy Greyhavens's discussion Earliest wildlife photography?
"Sorry this may be a repeat but my cat landed on my keyboard. This 2/28/1858 The Journal of Photography RPS The collodion sent is made by Mr. Hardwich [also a noted author of an early handbook on photography] expressly for the purpose. It is intended…"
Feb 18
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to Malcolm Corrigall's discussion London Salon of Photography Membership Records
"And later I found another mention with names."
Nov 21, 2016
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to Malcolm Corrigall's discussion London Salon of Photography Membership Records
"I found this extensive review of the 1910 Salon in the 1910 BJP and extracted it and attch'd. it appears to mention many if not all of the show's participants. But it may not include all members. If it doesn't come through, let me…"
Nov 21, 2016
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to Ali Wahab's discussion London Photographer
"That makes sense as I believe it is Binjamin, the Arabic version of Benjamin, so we are likely looking for a middle eastern photographer. That may narrow the search down some. There is also a book written by a holocaust survivor name Binjamin as…"
Oct 28, 2016
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to Ali Wahab's discussion London Photographer
"It looks like "Parry" to me. I've found a ton of hits on Silvester, John, and Viscount Thomas, but no Benjamin. There is a "Barry" but it definitely looks like a "P" and not a "B." What is the image of?…"
Oct 28, 2016
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to Henry Iddon's discussion Ross Lens
"This from advertisement pages in  Thomas Sutton, The Calotype, 1855. Likely a bit earlier than the late 1870's but perhaps a later version, or it was still in commerce at that time."
Oct 24, 2016
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to Nigel Richards's discussion Grubb Lens Dublin
"And this from  The Camera 1916 Frank Chambers Ed. Pg. 338: The earliest form of a landscape achromatic lens used for photography,consisted of a bi-convex lens of crown glass cemented to a bi-concave flint.The Grubb lens, which is interesting as…"
Oct 21, 2016
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to Timothy Greyhavens's discussion Which museum first added photographs to its collection?
"The one in Chalon? --Dick Sullivan"
Sep 9, 2016
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to michael g. jacob's discussion EGERTON DAGUERREOTYPES
"I was recently visiting the site with the idea of finding something of a research nature to test my Photo History database: I have included all of the referenced works in their entirety in a Dropbox link below. I have several his on French journals…"
Sep 9, 2016
David H Davison left a comment for Richard Sullivan HonFRPS
"Hi Dick, That is probably the general impression seeing as I have lived here for seventy years but I am in fact a Yorkshireman who possibly is relatively unusual in having no Irish ancestry.. I did however have an Irish stepfather and that is how I…"
Aug 10, 2016
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Exhibition: The Camera Exposed at the V&A
"Germany Schaefer, Washington Senators c. 1905. A 5x7 Graflex, A "Big Bertha" as it was called. Said to shoot at a 1/1000 sec, but likely 1/500 or less."
Aug 5, 2016

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Research: My Big Project (Fixed)

The following is a rough draft describing my latest project, well late, as I have been working on this for quite a few years now. I would appreciate any comments you may have as I eventually, by year's end, to put it on the market. I hope I am not violating any rules here due to this being a commercial project, much the same as a book might be.

I get the sneaking suspicion…

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At 22:32 on August 10, 2016, David H Davison said…

Hi Dick,

That is probably the general impression seeing as I have lived here for seventy years but I am in fact a Yorkshireman who possibly is relatively unusual in having no Irish ancestry.. I did however have an Irish stepfather and that is how I ended up in this country.

All that aside, I wanted to say that you do not deserve a medal for this gargantuan contribution to photographic research but in fact a whole chestful of medals. I knew you were doing this work as I remember you copying material when you were here with us but I never imagined that it could be so all-encompassing. I am overwhelmed with admiration and cannot imagine how the photo-historical world can thank you sufficiently, not even a bar on your Hon FRPS, in military terms, would seem enough to me. Perhaps the RPS could strike a special medal?

I suppose the next stage is to find out how to access the material.

Incidentally my Fourth Earl book is getting close to publication, it would be great if you could be back at the castle for the launch which I hope will be next year.

Congrats again,

David. 

At 7:05 on August 1, 2016, Michael Pritchard said…

There is no family connection, sadly. 

Michael.

 
 
 

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