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Timothy Greyhavens's Blog (2)

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…

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Added by Timothy Greyhavens 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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Added by Timothy Greyhavens on April 28, 2015 at 21:30 — 1 Comment

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