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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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Trying to find work of Tom Thomas, photographer working in London in 1948

Hello friends. I feel lucky to have stumbled on this group, as perhaps it will help me solve a mystery! I am interested in seeing whether a…

Started by Philippa Moore

7 yesterday
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Spirit of America, V134, incl. All the Best, 1st complete history of UK's Picture Post mag by DavidJos.Marcou

The longest text item by far in "Spirit of America, V134" is "All the Best," my complete history of Britain's Picture Post mag (see attachm…

Started by David Joseph Marcou

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Tintern Abbey Photographs by Francis Bedford

Having moved and finally getting somewhat straight again, I am undertaking some research and looking for some very specific photographs to…

Started by Paul Kay

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Old Kodak paper

Hi folks A few years ago I bought at auction a box of darkroom paraphenalia. It was perhaps the most unprepossessing lot. Most of the conte…

Started by Brian Smith

0 on Thursday

Vernon HEATH Photographer

AS well as looking for specific Francis Bedford photographs, I am also trying to track down some taken by Vernon HEATH in August 1860 to En…

Started by Paul Kay

0 Jul 1

Jane Wigley Portraits 1845-1855

I am currently researching the life and work of Jane Wigley, the first female professional photographer in London.  She produced both Dague…

Started by Rose Teanby

10 Jul 1
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Portrait postures

I am posting on behalf of an archivist colleague of mine, who has a photograph that he is trying to investigate. His question is one that I…

Started by Jim Burant

2 Jun 30
Reply by David Martin Todd

Kodak postcard 1935

Hi Again, I have a postcard from the mid thirties with a divided back and a placeholder for the stamp and the words POST CARD - Carte Posta…

Started by Bob R_S

3 Jun 29
Reply by Anne Strathie

Postcard Photographer

Hello All, This is my first post... Can anyone put me in touch with a photographer who was employed by a postcard manufacturer or else poin…

Started by Bob R_S

0 Jun 23

Daguerreotype and Ambrotype case restoration

Hello, Please can someone tell me where I can buy the type of paper that was used to cover a daguerreotype or ambrotype case? I only requi…

Started by Mark Gamble

0 Jun 22


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