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Rose Teanby's Blog (4)

Symposium: Anna Atkins / New York: 3 November 2018

On 3 November 2018 New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Celeste Auditorium, hosts the first international symposium dedicated to the pioneering photography of Anna Atkins (1799-1871). Scholars in the fields of photography, conservation, natural history, and rare books will discuss her photographic legacy.

The symposium is open to the…


Added by Rose Teanby on October 21, 2018 at 19:30 — No Comments

New Early Women Photographers Blog

In celebration of International Women's Day 2018, I have started a new blog highlighting early women photographers.

Some have not been studied previously and the blog will focus on pre-1860 photographic activity.  It will hopefully build into a useful online biographical resource starting with the third female member of the Photographic Society, Mary Ann Boulton.

Any additional information regarding these pioneering women is welcomed.

My Lunchtime Lecture at the National…


Added by Rose Teanby on March 8, 2018 at 11:41 — 2 Comments

Event: Robert Howlett grave rededication / 14 October

The restoration of Robert Howlett's grave is complete.  Restorers lifted the memorial plinth on Tuesday 1st August and, after some remedial work beneath, installed a new bespoke concrete base.  The plinth was then lowered onto this solid base which replaced crumbling, unstable brickwork, and will support his Yorkstone memorial indefinitely.

On 3rd August the obscured…


Added by Rose Teanby on September 11, 2017 at 7:12 — 6 Comments

Robert Howlett Biography

In 2015 I rediscovered the grave of Victorian photographer Robert Howlett and started researching his short life with the intention of producing his comprehensive biography.  As a consequence of his early death he left no will, diary, family documents or artefacts so this has been a considerable uphill task. 

His story has now taken shape with the help and goodwill of…


Added by Rose Teanby on July 5, 2016 at 19:00 — 2 Comments

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