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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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German 'völkisch' Photography of the Third Reich, exhibition venue sought

I am curating an exhibition scheduled for 2018/19 and I'm looking for a second UK venue (after opening here at our university galleries in…

Started by Christopher Webster van Tonder

4 on Saturday
Reply by Brian Stokoe

is this a british patent or can anyone help ID'ing it?

trying to see if this is british developing dish... should be a pic attached..

Started by darrin hill

1 on Friday
Reply by Rob Tooley

Colour photography

I am researching colour photography and would appreciate feedback John Szarkowski's curation of William Eggleston's Guide at MOMA in 1976,…

Started by Janine P Freeston

26 Feb 13
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Hugh White Studios information request - COPYRIGHT HOLDER?

Hi there, I'm hoping someone out there may be able to help me out!I'm trying to track down the current copyright holder for work completed…

Started by Barney Monk

0 Feb 11

Help in identifying a stereoscope.

Last Saturday I bought in a local auction a stereoscope along with 120 images. I've been trying to find out what make this is but without s…

Started by Raymond Robinson

3 Feb 11
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What is "Seavey's boat" / R. J. Arnold

I am researching the photographer R. J. Arnold, born in England in 1856, died in Monterey, California, in 1929.  I see him advertising in t…

Started by Britt Salvesen

0 Feb 10

Erddig - The 1852 Servants Photograph

Erddig%20Historic%20Photo%20Group%20copy%203.pdf I am currently researching the historic photographs at Erddig the National Trust property…

Started by GEOFF RIMMER

0 Feb 5

FOS, active in Dublin area post-war

We have a number of Bromides from  negs by FOS in Reece Winstone Archive. He was a freelance, who may have been a Mr Stead or a Mr O'Stead.…

Started by John Winstone

0 Feb 4

Books/texts on the history of photographic collections in the UK

I am beginning research for my MLitt dissertation on the history of photographic collections in the UK and would appreciate any recommendat…

Started by Robyn Matthews

3 Jan 17
Reply by Anthony Hamber

Britannia's Electric Portraits Ltd

Has anyone done any research into this firm, which appears to have operated across around 13 different towns from 1917 until the 1960s? I h…

Started by Les Waters

4 Dec 17, 2018
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