British photographic history

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Geoff Barker's Blog (5)

Online: Early Royal Navy photographs compiled by Lieutenant Arthur Onslow 1858-1863

My talk on early Royal Navy photographs compiled by Lieutenant Arthur Onslow is up on YouTube. https://youtu.be/-g28qDQGwrk 

Mostly taken between…

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Added by Geoff Barker on February 28, 2021 at 0:00 — No Comments

Online: Mawson's Photographers in Antarctica 1911-1914

A 30 min talk about the photographers on Mawson's Australian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 is now on YouTube. Frank Hurley is probably the best-known photographer from the expedition but this talk introduces works by the other photographers on the expedition and looks at the large negative collections held by the State Library of NSW.…

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Added by Geoff Barker on February 22, 2021 at 9:00 — No Comments

The nineteenth century's largest glass plate negatives

The largest glass plate negatives produced in the nineteenth-century appear to have been made in Sydney, Australia, in 1875. They were made by the professional photographer Charles Bayliss with the help of a wealthy amateur photographer Bernhard Otto Holtermann, who also funded the project.

Only four of the colossal glass negatives produced by Bayliss…

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Added by Geoff Barker on November 20, 2020 at 23:30 — No Comments

Photo-crayotypes and Chromatypes

I have just created a Wikipedia page for photo-crayotypes and chromatypes but the current focus is on Australian uses by photographers like Frederick Frith and Douglas Kilburn. If anyone has more research they can add from the UK that would be great. Happy to help if you are not using Wikipedia regularly.…

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Added by Geoff Barker on August 2, 2020 at 2:00 — 6 Comments

Freeman Brothers Photographic Studio - large format glass plates

  Over the last couple of months I have been working on a previously uncatalogued collection of large format, 50.8 cm x 44.5 cm, glass plate negatives donated to the Powerhouse Museum in 1969. The 28…

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Added by Geoff Barker on November 22, 2011 at 2:30 — 4 Comments

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