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A photo album containing 58 albumen prints of Cambridge University taken for William Winfield, circa 1870, was recently acquired by Kimberly Blaker, owner and president of New Boston Fine and Rare Books, at auction. If you can identify any of the colleges, buildings, and landscapes in these…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on February 5, 2012 at 19:35 — No Comments
Our world is constantly in motion. The National Media Museum’s exhibition In the Blink of an Eye: Media and Movement explores our fascination with movement and the desire to capture it through photography, film, television and new media.
Showing from 9 March to 2 September 2012, this free-to-enter multimedia exhibition showcases the Museum’s unrivalled…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 5, 2012 at 11:28 — No Comments
We've just sent out the latest edition of our Newsletter - which gives details of our forthcoming Fair on February 26th and confirms the date for our final event of the year - November 11th. To read the Newsletter please click here - or to sign up to join our mailing list click…Continue
Added by James Kerr on February 3, 2012 at 19:06 — No Comments
And to be precise, it's the Essex Police Museum. Their collection consists of objects, paper documents and photographs relating to the history of the force from 1840 to the present day. They are now looking for a committed and enthusiastic…Continue
Partridges auctioneers of Macclesfield, Cheshire, is holding an auction called The Great Exhibition Auction 1851 to Present Day on 11 February 2012. The auction includes printed material, ceramics, posters, textiles and, of particular interest to BPH readers is an extensive collection of some 10,000 stereo cards, lanterns slides and photographs. The auction…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 2, 2012 at 17:53 — No Comments
Duke's of Dorchester in Dorset will be offering for sale in their 12th April auction, a previously unseen photograph of Winston Churchill on a horse following his daring escape from a prison camp during the Boer War. Dated around 1899, it has been consigned for sale by the descendants of Arthur Knight, a trained…Continue
Added by Michael Wong on February 2, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments
Wandsworth Museum presents Portrait of London, a new photography exhibition, presenting a collection of fascinating historic images from both the Museum of London’ and the Wandsworth Museum, never before seen together.
The images, on loan from the Museum of London, include dozens of images dating back to the 19th century. The collection highlights include…Continue
Added by Michael Pritchard on February 1, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments