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Robert Alexander Albright commented on Robert Enteen's blog post Rare and early photographs and photobooks to be auctioned / 5 March 2020
"'His photography collection began at a flea market in Paris in 2013'. This is inconsistent with 'Dr. Enteen, originally from NewYork City, has been collecting antiques, rare books and prints for over 50 years.' A textural…"
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Media Space, Science Museum, London

Perhaps the most exciting element of the new Media Space is how it realises the original vision for South Kensington to be a place where the two cultures of art and science coincide. This vision was common to other initiatives of the period, inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851 and supported by HRH Prince Albert. Most particularly, in this context,' The Photographic Society [of London] will accordingly be hailed with pleasure by artists; good is sure to result from the unreserved…

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Posted on November 1, 2012 at 17:42 — 2 Comments

1901 Film by George Albert Smith found by BFI

The Death of Poor Joe, which dates back to March 1901, was discovered by British Film Institute (BFI) curator Bryony Dixon, in February 2012. It is the oldest surviving film featuring a Charles Dickens character, discovered in the year of the 200th anniversary of the author's birth.

George Albert Smith was one of the most important figures in Victorian cinema.…

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Posted on March 9, 2012 at 17:00

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