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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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‘In the Moon’ – and Other Studios is a history of professional photography in King’s Lynn during the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and it’s free. It follows the development of a small-business sector in a country town, rather than being the (perhaps) more usual studio-by-studio account, but an index makes it possible to track the fortunes of…Continue
Posted on August 25, 2020 at 15:30 — 1 Comment
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…Continue
Posted on April 30, 2020 at 18:30 — 2 Comments
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.
Posted on June 25, 2013 at 21:16 — 1 Comment