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Publication: Secure the Shadow. Somerset Photographers 1839-1939

This new book is not just a dating guide to old photographs, but is also a celebration of Somerset’s photographic history, as seen through the lives and work of nearly 800 photographers. It will appeal to family, local, social and photographic historians, including collectors, as a reliable and indispensable reference source on the subject.

The accompanying DVD contains more than 1,500 images and mini-biographies of each of the photographers. All three authors have experience in local history research and are keen photographic collectors.

The book is available from 28 September and orders will be processed by the publishers, the Somerset & Dorset Family History Society via its online shop, It is also available to order from booksellers.

Secure the shadow. Somerset photographers 1839 – 1939
Robin Ansell, Allan Collier and Phil Nichols
Somerset and Dorset Family History Society, 2018. 

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