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Found image - process is it an autotype/carbon print?
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I acquired many years ago, probably from a fair or garage sale, a copy of the seventh edition of 'The Dictionary Of Photography', by E. J. Wall F.R.P.S. publ: Hazell,Watson, & Viney, Ltd. 1897. I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Novak May 15.

Memorials of the Old College of Glasgow - publ:1872 Thomas Annan

One would not expect to come upon this volume in the antipodes but I was fortunate to have been able to acquire a copy for a very modest price from an antique/second hand book dealer who had no idea…Continue

Started Jun 8, 2015

Dr William Delano Walker
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Dr Walker, an Australian, arrived in England in the late 1920s. He was a keen photographer earning a medal from the RPS for a series of images of 'The Life History of the Kangaroo'. He gave lectures…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by bill purvis Dec 22, 2014.

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bill purvis commented on Stephen Michael Barnett's blog post Images of people with stereoviewers
"Not sure that this qualifies but I posted this to FB this week. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157082330108392&set=a.191162913391&type=3&theater"
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bill purvis replied to Stephen Michael Barnett's discussion Recent acquisitions Help needed to identify photographers
"Hi Stephen I am looking forward to seeing the South Australian stereo. I am hoping I may be able to help you out in someway with that one? Cheers Bill"
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bill purvis replied to Malcolm Corrigall's discussion Readings on Carbon Prints
"Was once in my possession and now in the collection of the NGA (National Gallery of Australia) a non-descript title 'Memorials of the Old College of Glasgow', publ 1872  by Thomas Annan containing 40 carbon prints of portraits of…"
Aug 20
bill purvis replied to Malcolm Corrigall's discussion Readings on Carbon Prints
"Dictionary_of_Photography_Wall_1897.pdf I've attached a .pdf file which contains extracts from a book from my library and an original brochure published by 'The Autotype Company, London'. The book is 'The Dictionary of…"
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Alex Novak replied to bill purvis's discussion Found image - process is it an autotype/carbon print?
"To me these look like just offset images from photos placed in the book in contact with these pages, not actual prints per se.  Carbon prints are usually very strong and rich."
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Found image - process is it an autotype/carbon print?

I acquired many years ago, probably from a fair or garage sale, a copy of the seventh edition of 'The Dictionary Of Photography', by E. J. Wall F.R.P.S. publ: Hazell,Watson, & Viney, Ltd. 1897. I was perusing the volume last evening and realised the pamphlet contained loosely within the volume had two images, one very faint, a man and a woman, printed on it. The pamphlet is an instruction sheet printed by The Autotype Company, London dated March 1892. The image of the woman appears to be a…See More
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I have two photographs image size each 2.5" X 3.5" printed on a heavy semi gloss paper but irregularly cut.

They are in the style I think of Cecil Beaton and C1930s?

I am reasonably sure I have seen the girl with the basket of fruit published, perhaps in BJP?

The photos were acquired…

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