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Quest to find old photos of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew Gardens)

Two photo history related news items from Kew - a new book and a request for help with a research project. 1. New book: "The story of Kew G…

Started by James MorleyLatest Reply

National Archive of Geological Photographs online

Dr Anthony H Cooper writes: The British Geological Survey National Archive of Geological Photographs “GeoScenic” is online, but may not be…

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Photohistory questionnaire for PhD thesis

Hello everyone, My name is David Croft and I am currently working on my PhD at De Montfort University. For my thesis I am trying to use var…

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Looking for 2023 Camera Fair & Show Information

Hello, everyone. I maintain the website and for the past 21 years, I included a webpage dedicated to internation…

Started by Rob Niederman

0 19 hours ago

Frances Edmund Currey (1814-1896)

I'm researching Frances Edmund Currey (1814-1896), land agent to the 6th Duke of Devonshire at Lismore Castle, County Waterford, Ireland, a…

Started by Sarah McDonald

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The colour photo in the exhibition of 'The Family of Man'

According to a talk by Fred Turner (Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Science, Technology and Society Program at Sta…

Started by Vivienne Xu

0 on Friday

Instructionmanual for Thornton & Pickard camera

Hello, I wonder if there are any old "user manuals" for i.e. the Thornton wooden field cameras. I am about to restore one which has been ab…

Started by Bengt Hermansson

0 on Thursday

Free book download: What Photographs Do: The making and remaking of museum cultures (UCL Press)

UCL Press is delighted to announce the publication of a new open access book that may be of interest to list subscribers: What Photographs…

Started by Alison Fox

0 Nov 21

Photography in Victorian industry

Hello, I am currently researching the photography department of the Coalbrookdale Company ironworks. The ironworks was based in Shropshire…

Started by Georgina Grant

0 Nov 15

Photography - Victorian Athletes - Copenhagen Grounds - 1860's

Dear Sirs,my name is Mr. Ruslan Pashayev and I am wrestling fan Delaware, Ohio of USA. My post is about images of the champion wrestlers wh…

Started by Ruslan Pashayev

3 Nov 7
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1966 London: Tom Picton, Nigel Hartnup, London Look magazine archives

Hello, I'm currently researching for a project and would love to draw from the hive mind of this community to see if anyone might have some…

Started by Tamsin Hong

3 Oct 29
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Eastman No2 - John Arthur Roebuck Rudge - JAR to his friends

Photograph of a gardener holding a hose and doffing to a seated young lady. Here is a man who likes to joke. Mr. John Arthur Roebuck R…

Started by David Kastoryano

3 Oct 17
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Corfield WA67 camera research: can you help?

I would appreciate any help you can give to inform my research into the history and production of the Corfield WA67 camera, first marketed…

Started by David Gardner

5 Oct 13
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