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David McGreevy's Blog – April 2020 Archive (2)

Research: Roger Fenton Crimea salt print, question about labeling.

This is a recently acquired salt print, 'Col. Dickson, Royal Engineers' by Roger Fenton. It is mounted on the usual large 18 x 24" page. Rather than having the number printed in the title, it is hand written in ink on the obverse. Is this an early 'proof'? A later copy?…


Added by David McGreevy on April 27, 2020 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Help identify the Photographer, Grenadier Guards

I am looking for any information about the Photographer of this recently acquired albumen photo: Sir Henry Fletcher being served by mess waiter Robert. Seller says it's from an 1853 Album from the Musketry School at Hythe.

Curiously, The Grenadier Guards website is selling copies of this image, but listing the waiter or location as Windsor.…


Added by David McGreevy on April 14, 2020 at 18:00 — No Comments

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