.... well, not literally. That was carried out by John Wilkes Booth.
Only 119 photos of Lincoln are know to exist today. Hence, top prices are paid for them
. Out of this, only… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on August 10, 2010 at 21:16 —
For all you Muybridge fans out there, there seems to be no shortage of events dedicated to this innovative and influential early pioneer of moving photography who hailed from Kingston-upon-Thames.…
Added by Michael Wong on August 10, 2010 at 21:15 —
Considered by many to be among the finest photography collections in private hands, The Noel and
Harriette Levine Photography Collection, spanning over 170 years, is being presented in its first public display since it was gifted to the Israel Museum in 2008.
The Levines first embarked on the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on August 10, 2010 at 21:15 —
If your wallet has withstood the recent Government cutbacks, there is an original salt print of The Chess
Players that was issued for inclusion in the 1846 issue of the Art Union magazine for sale on ebay. Starting at £1950. The item number is 400140871767, and details can be found… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on August 2, 2010 at 22:30 —
On a winter’s day in 1889, Tsimshian Chief Arthur Wellington Clah went to a photography studio in Victoria to have his portrait taken. “Rebekah ask if I going likeness house,” Chief Clah wrote in his diary, “So I go, to give myself likeness. Rebekah stand longside me.”
Added by Michael Wong on August 2, 2010 at 18:33 —
Any BPH bloggers fancy a job at Princeton University? - but you might need a green card first, I think!
If so, read on ....Job Title:
Visual Arts - 213Requisition No: 1000505
Position Summary: The Visual Arts Program, under the aegis of the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 28, 2010 at 19:06 —
Nope, I'm not turning to be a con-man, but if this story is true then I'll be heading to the car boot sale at Laycock soon.
It's been reported in the press that a Californian antique buff, Rick Norsigian, found some negatives in a stack of ageing manila
envelopes at a garage sale… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 28, 2010 at 11:00 —
For the first time ever, a unique picture library of over 5,000 historic photographs, advertisements and
other promotional material from the archives of the British motor industry have become available online.
At the heart of Motorgraphs
is the extensive historic photographic archive of… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 26, 2010 at 22:07 —
John who?, I hear you ask, if you are as ignorant as I am on this one.
John Mercer (1791 - 1866) of Great Harwood is one of Lancashire's unsung heroes. A Victorian man of science, his interests in chemistry, printing and dyeing raised the game for the Lancashire textile industry.… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 25, 2010 at 15:00 —
You would have probably read about this one in your Sunday papers today.
Historic photographs from the current Royal Collection exhibitions at The
Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and on loan to museums and galleries around the UK are to go online tomorrow (26/7/2010) at the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 25, 2010 at 14:00 —
What do these three early Scottish photographers, George Washington Wilson
, James Valentine and John Thomson
have in… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 24, 2010 at 18:35 —
Sorry ! - you can call me bias, but I just have to squeeze this one in for those BPH followers in the China Photography sub-group.
an excess of over 1600 postcard images spanning from the late 1890s to the first decades of the 20th century, this recently published book is very likely the… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 19, 2010 at 22:30 —
Better late than never ! Deadline is this Friday 23rd July 2010.
Project Scanning Technician
Salary Grade 3 £17,111 - £19,743
Full time fixed term appointment until 31 August 2011
The Pitt Rivers Museum is seeking a Project Scanning Technician to work with the Museum’s Photographic Collection scanning photographs from the Wilfred Thesiger Collection as part of a project funded… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 19, 2010 at 0:13 —
Yes, I know. It's not quite British ! But it is historic 19th century photography, so bear with me on this one ... The Singapore Philatelic Museum will be exhibiting some 100 rare picture postcards capturing the history and heritage
of Singapore from early next… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2010 at 17:14 —
If you are a fan of this Victorian medic turned photographer, you're in luck !
"Photography Not Art" - these three words written by Peter Henry Emerson (1856-1936), one of… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2010 at 15:37 —
The William and Elizabeth Patterson Curatorial Fellowship in Photography at the San Francisco Museum
of Modern Art is an annual fellowship for serious graduate level students with a demonstrated interest in a museum career in photography. This year SFMOMA is offering one part-time 20-week fellowship
beginning in mid-September 2010
will be undertaking in-depth research on SFMOMA’s… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2010 at 14:28 —
The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research
library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has just announced its 2011-2012 Research Fellowship program. The Center will award over 50 fellowships to support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities,… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2010 at 14:20 —
To coincide with the exhibition "Discovering the Language of Photography: The Gernsheim Collection"
, UT Press is publishing a catalogue to accompany it.
Added by Michael Wong on July 17, 2010 at 14:09 —
From Saturday 10 July to Saturday 9 October, Guildford Borough Council's Heritage Service is celebrating the lifetime and legacy of Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), with an exhibition and events programme dedicated to the 19th century author.
From photography exhibitions and informative talks, to craft workshops and countryside walks, there is something on offer for everyone. Some of… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 8, 2010 at 22:47 —
Project Cataloguing Assistant Grade 3: £17,111 - £19,743
Full time fixed term appointment until 31st August 2011
The Pitt Rivers Museum is seeking a Project Cataloguing Assistant to
work with the Museum’s Photographic Collection as part of a project funded by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage. The post holder will work as part of a team to enhance and extend the Museum’s catalogue of photographs relating to the United Arab… Continue
Added by Michael Wong on July 8, 2010 at 9:30 —