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Frances Edmund Currey (1814-1896)
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I'm researching Frances Edmund Currey (1814-1896), land agent to the 6th Duke of Devonshire at Lismore Castle, County Waterford, Ireland, amateur photographer and member of RPS and Dublin…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by G.W. Tucker. Jan 27.

Diascope loan?
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The RHS will be holding a small exhibition later in the year featuring autochromes and I wonder if any-one has a period diascope we can borrow for display in secure case in an invigilated space?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah McDonald May 31, 2019.

William Van Sommer

I'm researching William van Sommer, an amateur photographer working in autochrome process, from Weybridge in Surrey. I'd be grateful for any information about him or other autochrome practitioners in…Continue

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Started May 8, 2019

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G.W. Tucker. replied to Sarah McDonald's discussion Frances Edmund Currey (1814-1896)
"Dear Sarah, Thank you, that’s interesting. I,m afraid I can’t now recall where I found the photograph, but good luck with your researches. Kind regards, Geoffrey."
Jan 27
Sarah McDonald replied to Sarah McDonald's discussion Frances Edmund Currey (1814-1896)
"Dear Mr Tucker, I have now seen another print of this scene in an album held by Chatsworth Trust which confirms to me that Currey is the photographer. Thanks again for sharing the image. Kind regards, Sarah "
Jan 26
Sarah McDonald replied to Sarah McDonald's discussion Frances Edmund Currey (1814-1896)
"Apologies for the late reply I've been down with a nasty sore throat all week.  many thanks for the image - I've not seen this view before and wonder if there is any more info you have with it and where you  came across…"
Dec 9, 2022
P Johnson left a comment for Sarah McDonald
"You can see old photos coming up in various auctions , if you register with a site like easyliveauction .com   "
Dec 5, 2022
G.W. Tucker. replied to Sarah McDonald's discussion Frances Edmund Currey (1814-1896)
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Dec 5, 2022
Sarah McDonald replied to Sarah McDonald's discussion Frances Edmund Currey (1814-1896)
"Hello Mr Tucker, Thanks for this information - I didn't know about the Photographic Exchange Club and will follow up re the Getty album. I'd be interested to see the Lismore image if you can work out how to share it - if for eg you…"
Dec 3, 2022
G.W. Tucker. replied to Sarah McDonald's discussion Frances Edmund Currey (1814-1896)
"Sarah, Hi, Some bits about him. After Cambridge, (Trinity) he went into the law and was called to the Bar. At some point he became agent to all the Duke of Devonshire’s Irish properties. His activity as an amateur photographer was prolonged,…"
Dec 2, 2022
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Frances Edmund Currey (1814-1896)

I'm researching Frances Edmund Currey (1814-1896), land agent to the 6th Duke of Devonshire at Lismore Castle, County Waterford, Ireland, amateur photographer and member of RPS and Dublin Photographic Society. I'd love to hear from anyone with information or images about/by this photographer.See More
Dec 1, 2022
Sarah McDonald replied to Sarah McDonald's discussion Diascope loan?
"Hi Peter,  Thanks very much for the reply - can I contact you off post about this? my email is sarahmcdonald@rhs.org.uk I'd like to know who to approach for a formal loan request and also to chat generally about the subject. I do have good…"
May 31, 2019
Peter Norman replied to Sarah McDonald's discussion Diascope loan?
"Hi there, I work at the NPG and I know we have some of the Diascopes that belonged to Olive Edis. Incidentally I am working on a reconstruction of the Autochrome process so I know quite a bit about them! Very Best, Peter Norman "
May 30, 2019
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Diascope loan?

The RHS will be holding a small exhibition later in the year featuring autochromes and I wonder if any-one has a period diascope we can borrow for display in secure case in an invigilated space?See More
May 30, 2019
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Picture Post and Beyond: the Hulton Picture Collection

Apprectiate Picture Post, its Photographers, editors and history
May 8, 2019
Sarah McDonald replied to Peter H V Harris's discussion Picture Post around 1955
"Getty images holds the archives of Picture Post magazine, Try contacting the curator Melanie Hough. Best, Sarah"
May 8, 2019
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William Van Sommer

I'm researching William van Sommer, an amateur photographer working in autochrome process, from Weybridge in Surrey. I'd be grateful for any information about him or other autochrome practitioners in Surrey.See More
May 8, 2019
Sarah McDonald is now a member of British photographic history
May 7, 2019

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I'm the Heritage Collections Manager for the Royal Horticultural Society, and previously curator for Hulton Archive (Getty Images). My main interests are historic press photography, including Fleet Street agencies and nineteenth century photography.

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At 21:41 on December 5, 2022, P Johnson said…

You can see old photos coming up in various auctions , if you register with a site like easyliveauction .com   

 
 
 

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