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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…

Started by David CroftLatest Reply

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Documentation of the Orotone (Curt-Tone) process?

I've been making my own silver gelatine glass plates and am exploring ways to print and present positives. I'm intrigued by historical oro…

Started by Roger Hyam

5 on Monday
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Looking for roll film holder information

I have an odd Gandolfi Tailboard camera. The rear has ground glass which is 3" x 4" and it is in a slide which pulls out to allow a roll fi…

Started by Paul Kay

7 Nov 21
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A.E.Staley and Sands and Hunter

I have a reflex camera with both these names attached on plaques on it. It's quite large, the one bookform film holder fits 5x7sheaths.I'm…

Started by Anne Bull

4 Nov 14
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Seeking Identity of this Lady in Ambrotype

If anyone recognise's this lady in an Ambrotype then I would be grateful to know. Many Thanks

Started by John SurreyUK

0 Nov 6

Press photographs from 60’s - SKR credit

Hello, I am seeing quite a few press credits where photographer credit is SKR. They are mostly pop images from 60’s and credit is being app…

Started by Steve Dean

0 Nov 4

Help to identify a London Stereoscopic Co. midget

Hi! I haven't been able so far to identify the little person pictured in this CDV (ca.1864/5 according to the back design). I would be grat…

Started by Jose Manuel Martins Ferreira

2 Nov 2
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Help needed identifying early military stereoviews and salt print of Crimea

I have several interesting stereoviews in my collection for which there is no or little description and I would be very pleased to get help…

Started by Peter Blair

2 Nov 2
Reply by P Johnson

Quest to find old photos of Sarah A Cooper (maiden name: Dobbs of the White Hart Inn, Chepstow, Wales)

Dear all, I do a private research on the life of Sarah Ann Dobbs who was born 1839 and lived at the White Hart Inn, Beaufort Square, Chepst…

Started by Rebecca Talbot

1 Oct 30
Reply by Ailna Beithe Martin

Siege of Paris?

I'm posting an untitled photograph that I suspect was taken in Paris during the Prussian siege during 1870/71. It's one from a stereoscopic…

Started by Peter Klein

3 Oct 27
Reply by John SurreyUK

Black British Photographers Pre-1870

Hi everyone, During a seminar last week one of my first year students asked whether any of the figures we were discussing as notable early…

Started by Peter Jordan-Turner

2 Oct 19
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