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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…

Started by Dr Anthony H. CooperLatest Reply

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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This carte-de-visite from my collection is titled ‘Guiseppe Garibaldi (From Life)’. I have three variant images from the same series by the…

Started by michael g. jacob

5 Oct 2
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Recent acquisitions Help needed to identify photographers

I bought a number of stereo views today , but have no idea who created the views. One is South Australian and I will post separately, all o…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

4 Oct 1
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Scottish Central Belt Photographic Historians

I was browsing, for no good reason that I can think of, through the list of members of British Photo History, when I was struck by the numb…

Started by Gordon Christie

9 Oct 1
Reply by Alex Novak

Wood Block Photo Printing?

Hi All, I bought this wood block photo at an estate sale in New Jersey, USA.  To my untrained eye, it looks like it would be used to make p…

Started by Ben Richter

6 Sep 19
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Sanger Shepherd color process

Started by hugh tifft

3 Sep 19
Reply by hugh tifft

Beardmore Photographic Backdrop - A new home

In the 1970's I acquired a fully working Beardmore Backdrop complete with 5 painted backgrounds . It came from a Birmingham studio  I am ho…

Started by Lorentz gullachsen

2 Sep 18
Reply by Gordon Christie

Has Anyone Seen This Method of Sealing Ambrotypes?

Hi Everyone: I'm hoping someone can tell me about this method of sealing UK ambrotypes and whether it was a common practice or particular t…

Started by John S. Rochon

0 Sep 17

Royer and Aufiere, Photographers, Cairo

This may not be the right forum for this query, but I'm hoping that someone may be able to direct me to the right place to find the informa…

Started by Anna

4 Sep 17
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Brewster type viewer made by Dresden-based German company ICA?

I have purchased a number of Brewster style viewers this year, one of the most recent was said to have be made by ICA in Dresden.  I have f…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

0 Sep 16

Valentine Blanchard

I added a stereo view by Valentine Blanchard to my recent acquisitions over the weekend and checking my collection last night , having rese…

Started by Stephen Michael Barnett

1 Sep 15
Reply by Edward McCann


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