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What is a "Victoria"?
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This may be a naive question, but I've been unable to find an answer elsewhere online. Could someone please enlighten me about what a "Victoria" is? I assume from this 1872 ad in an American business…Continue

Tags: card, victoria, cabinet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Greyhavens Jul 9.

Origin of the term "camera worker"?
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My apologies if this has been discussed previously, but my searches here have not indicated such. I'm trying to find the origin of "camera worker" as used to describe an artistic photographer. Of…Continue

Tags: century, 19th, pictorialism, terminology

Started this discussion. Last reply by Malcolm Corrigall Aug 14, 2018.

Earliest wildlife photography?
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Derek Bousé in his book Wildlife Films (2000) says that the earliest known photograph of wildlife (in this case, penguins) showing "real behavior in a natural setting" was taken during the Challenger…Continue

Tags: earliest, nature, wildlife

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS Feb 19, 2017.

Which museum first added photographs to its collection?
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This could be a trivia question, but I'm asking it as a serious inquiry. Does anyone know which museum first collected photographs? I'm not looking for the first that exhibited photographs (although…Continue

Tags: history, first, acquisition, collection, museum

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Joe Rock May 2, 2018.

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Timothy Greyhavens replied to Timothy Greyhavens's discussion What is a "Victoria"?
"Thank you. I was guessing that it was some variation on a cabinet card, but this specific definition is much better."
Jul 9
Rob Tooley replied to Timothy Greyhavens's discussion What is a "Victoria"?
"The Cyclopedia of Photography of 1912 gives it as a portrait mount measuring 5 x 3 1/4 inches."
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What is a "Victoria"?

This may be a naive question, but I've been unable to find an answer elsewhere online. Could someone please enlighten me about what a "Victoria" is? I assume from this 1872 ad in an American business directory that it is a type of cabinet card, but I would appreciate having a more specific definition.See More
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Joan M Schwartz left a comment for Timothy Greyhavens
"I'll be sure to let you know. In the interim, I have been thinking of submitting a piece on the views to Pacific Northwest Quarterly - will keep you posted."
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Joan M Schwartz left a comment for Timothy Greyhavens
"Hi Tim- Dally went on an excursion around Puget Sound in early October 1866 on the HBCo steamer Enterprise. A description of the excursion was published by Captain Porcher of HMS Sparrowhawk, also on the tour. See Smith A TOUR OF DUTY IN THE PACIFIC…"
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My blog on intersections between photography and philanthropy is called A Well Defined Start.

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My phone number in the U.S. is 206-769-1370.

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Seeking information: early 19th century photographer D Montreal of Paris

In research I am conducting about the first exhibitions of photography, I have been made aware of entries in the 1841 Royal Scottish Academy annual exhibition catalogue. 

Roddy Simpson, in his book The Photography of Victorian Scotland, states that four Daguerreotypes were exhibited, but information I received directly from the RSA indicates only three were…

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Posted on August 29, 2015 at 20:00 — 10 Comments

Researching historical intersections between photography and philanthropy

I'm exploring the somewhat little-known historical connections between photography and philanthropy, and I'd very much like to hear any insights or suggestions others may have. In the broadest sense of the term "philanthropy" these connections began with Daguerre, who received a 6,000 Franc annual stipend for life from the French government in recognition of his contribution (he also convinced the government to give 4,000 Francs annually to Niépce's estate). Since then various governments,…

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Posted on April 28, 2015 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

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At 3:53 on April 4, 2020, Joan M Schwartz said…

I'll be sure to let you know. In the interim, I have been thinking of submitting a piece on the views to Pacific Northwest Quarterly - will keep you posted.

At 2:56 on April 4, 2020, Joan M Schwartz said…

Hi Tim-

Dally went on an excursion around Puget Sound in early October 1866 on the HBCo steamer Enterprise. A description of the excursion was published by Captain Porcher of HMS Sparrowhawk, also on the tour. See Smith A TOUR OF DUTY IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. In addition to the view of Seattle, Dally photographed Port Angeles, Port Townsend, and Steilacoom (3-part panorama). I am just revising a book manuscript on Dally, and I have yet to find any of his Puget Sound photographs in Washington. If you uncover any, I'd be grateful for the reference! The images are in an album held in the Toronto Reference Library. The Port Angeles view is in a few other albums, one in Library and Archives Canada in the Francis McLennan album, accession 1979-109 (I worked at the Archives 1977-2003 before moving to a teaching position at Queen's).

 
 
 

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