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Caroline Fuchs's Blog (4)

Looking for owner of Olive Edis' Autochrome from Dominic Winter auction in 2009

I am looking for the new owner of an autochrome that was auctioned by Dominic Winter in 2009. The auction website showed this jpg for lot number 863 captioned "Native North American, 1920, showing a seated man with a ?European child wearing a feather head dress". As I would like to reproduce this autochrome in my forthcoming book (and former PhD thesis) on Autochrome…


Added by Caroline Fuchs on December 2, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Information request: Letters of R. Child Bayley, editor of 'Photography'

I am currently engaged in research on the photographic network of R. Child Bayley (editor of the journal Photography) around 1904-1908. Does anyone know whether his letters or the files of the journal from that time are being kept somewhere? I tried contacting the offices of the current Amateur Photographer as it seems to be the post-post-post-successor of Photography, but had no luck so far. There are his letters to Alfred Stieglitz, that are kept in the Beinecke…


Added by Caroline Fuchs on September 8, 2016 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Information request: digitisation of 19th century photographs on paper

I am looking for information about the best way to digitize 19th century photographs on paper. The Neue Pinakothek in Munich (Germany) has recently acquired a large collection of photographs from the nineteenth century. Processes range from early caloytpes (1840s) to Albumen prints and silver gelatine. At the moment tentative plans are being made to start a digitisation project.

I am looking for information on the conservational requirements regarding light and heat that should be…


Added by Caroline Fuchs on April 29, 2015 at 11:30 — 5 Comments

Publication: PhotoResearcher, Looking at 175 Years of Photohistory

The European Society for the History of Photography celebrates photography's 175th anniversary with a volume dedicated to the conditions that formed the historiography of photography: Looking at 175 Years of Photohistory is edited by Miriam Halwani, Ulla…


Added by Caroline Fuchs on October 28, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

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