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I'd be grateful for any information on status of the archives of the Professional Photographers' Association (founded in 1901, and subsequently renamed the British Institute of Professional…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Pols Apr 30, 2011.

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Robert Pols commented on John Campbell's blog post Information request: William Lynden, Plymouth
"Hello John, With reference to the wider aspect of your question, about the availability of free online information on UK studios generally, there are several directories scattered about the web. Inevitably, they vary in their helpfulness, and not…"
May 25
Robert Pols commented on Robert Pols's blog post Chevreul process
"Thank you. I had missed that. Unfortunately the 1865 announcement came too late for William Taylor, who died in 1861. Some refinement of the wet collodion process seems most likely to  have caught his attention. (References in his adverts…"
Apr 30
Michael Pritchard commented on Robert Pols's blog post Chevreul process
"Chevreul developed a process of colour daguerreotypes which was described in the BJP 29 December 1865, p. 653 'Historical Notes on Photography in Natural Colours'. He seems to have done much besides in photography and across the…"
Apr 30
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Chevreul process

I wonder if anyone can shed light on the possible existence of a Chevreul photographic process. I’ve come across the following announcement in the Lynn Advertiser of 28th March 1857."W. Taylor begs to announce that he has completed his arrangements for carrying out the beautiful system of pure, untouched Photography, so successfully practised by M. Chevreul, of Paris, – producing Portraits equal in richness to the highest finished Mezzotint Engravings, and leaving nothing to wish for either as…See More
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Chevreul process

I wonder if anyone can shed light on the possible existence of a Chevreul photographic process. I’ve come across the following announcement in the Lynn Advertiser of 28th March 1857.

"W. Taylor begs to announce that he has completed his arrangements for carrying out the beautiful system of pure, untouched Photography, so successfully practised by M. Chevreul, of Paris, – producing Portraits equal in richness to the highest finished Mezzotint Engravings, and leaving…

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Posted on April 30, 2020 at 18:30 — 2 Comments

Just published: Victorians in Camera

Victorians in Camera explores the world of nineteenth century photography from the subjects' point of view. Using a wealth of…

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Posted on September 28, 2015 at 15:30

Sawyer and Bird – online resource

An area devoted to John Sawyer and Walter Bird (of Norwich and elsewhere) can now be found on the Early Photographic Studios website at http://www.early-photographers.org.uk/S&B01%20Index.html. It includes separate timelines for Sawyer, Bird and their partnerships, a note on Sawyer’s rivalry with Oliver Sarony, a dating guide for early Sawyer carte mounts, and several other documents.

 

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At 17:10 on March 11, 2011, Jayne Shrimpton said…

Hello Robert,

 

Welcome to BPH!

 

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