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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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Giovanni Trimboli

Hi all - I am an author/writer/researcher from Liverpool UK. My current project requires information regarding an Italian photographer, Gio…

Started by John Gannon

4 on Wednesday
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Glass plate negative

I have recently acquired a glass plate negative by W E  Debenham (Regent St London & Massingham House, Haverstock Hill).to add to my co…

Started by Derek Ive

2 on Monday
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Victorian photographic studio for sale

If you are looking for a property and a "project", you could become (like us) the owner of a former Victorian photographic studio! The prop…

Started by PetworthPenthouse

0 May 8

Leeds Architectural Photographer

Hi Guys, I am looking for any information that you may have on Edmund Wormald. A well regarded and influential photographer who had his own…

Started by Nicholas Brewer

6 May 6
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Do you know of any Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form?

Of the many thousands (I believe that is no exaggeration?) of photographic studios that were established in the UK in the Victorian era, ho…

Started by PetworthPenthouse

17 May 2
Reply by María de los Santos García Felgu

Photopress Limited (LTD). Please help to find the archive of this photo agency

I’m working on a topic about an austrian engineer Alexander Wienerberger, who made photos of the Great Famine In Ukraine (Holodomor) in Kha…

Started by Dmytro Dzhulay

6 Apr 19
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Bill de Selincourt motor racing archive

I've just published a blog post about this collection of motor sports images that I bought at auction of and by Bill de Selincourt ( 1921-1…

Started by Ian Murray

0 Apr 12

Byrne & Co

Hi All, I'm wondering if anyone has come across Byrne & Co, 'Late with Hills & Saunders' Photographers to the Queen, Hill Street, R…

Started by Sandra Lawrence

0 Mar 29

Process and Half-tone plates 1895 onwards

As a part of a wider photo history project I am interested in the characteristics of these type of glass plates, sometimes also produced as…

Started by Alan Hodgson

0 Mar 28

John Spiller

John Spiller was appointed as the photographer at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich in 1861, he is credited with setting up the photographic de…

Started by David Barker

4 Mar 19
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