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BJP and the missing years and more
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I have been working on building a database of early photographic works, been doing this for about a decade.The database is currently running off of a thumb drive and is pushing 75GB. The database is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Whalley Sep 12.

The Walrus and Lantern Slide Shows

I've been working on my memoir, Light Writings, which is semi-memoir and personal essays. I've always been hooked on trivia that has a "Gee, that's interesting aspect to it."I was doing some more…Continue

Started Feb 20, 2018

The first person to make a fixable photograph
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W.J. Harrison (A History of Photography, 1897, Percy Lund Country Press, London) in 1895, wrote this in his article: Anthony's Photographic Bulletin 1896, pg…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS Oct 23, 2017.

The Pilot database
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The Pilot DatabaseI’ve been giving some thought to this and would like to discuss the possibility transferring ownership of my database to some organization. This would be a free donation, if you…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS Aug 28, 2017.

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Rob Whalley replied to Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's discussion BJP and the missing years and more
"Over the years I’ve also built up a collection of digital BJPs, up to 1900, with a few beyond, however, like Martin I gave up on the decade before WW1. I also have a few gaps, sadly some of which are the same as yours. However, I have some you…"
Sep 12
Krzysztof K. Slowinski replied to Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's discussion BJP and the missing years and more
"Good afternoon, Have you ever tried to look up what's on the site www.archive. org ? Regards,"
Aug 5
Martin Reed replied to Richard Sullivan HonFRPS's discussion BJP and the missing years and more
"Hello Richard, Congratulations on pursuing the incredible task of digitising the BJP's. I did once attempt a pre-WW1 volume & gave up defeated! I have the BJP Almanac for 1886. Not in great shape, many pages are loose, but as far as I know…"
Aug 5
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BJP and the missing years and more

I have been working on building a database of early photographic works, been doing this for about a decade.The database is currently running off of a thumb drive and is pushing 75GB. The database is indexed and is searchable via Regex searching. Being indexed, it is fast. All of the books are locally on the drive itself.Everything is prior to 1923 with the exception of a handful of books that were not renewed and are deemed to be public due to the Stanford Database.(Renewals, for many years…See More
Jul 19
Richard Sullivan HonFRPS replied to darrin hill's discussion watkins method of factorial development.... circa a long time ago...
"Try this, it looks fairly complete Extracted%20pages%20from%201920%20Camera%20Craft.pdf --Dick Sullivan"
Jul 19

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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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Posted on August 3, 2016 at 19:30

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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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