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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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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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