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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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Beach Photographers

Is any member of this group researching or interested in the activities of Britain’s beach photographers? The Thetford & Watton Times a…

Started by Paul Godfrey

18 Apr 11
Reply by Malcolm Batty

Anyone researching or interested in "sub carte de visite size portraits"

Towards the end of the 19th Century, as competition forced down prices between professional photographers, so some looked for new products…

Started by Les Waters

7 Apr 6
Reply by Brett Payne

Help wanted - C.E. Goodman

I am doing research on British and French travel photographers in Tyrol before 1870. There is also someone called C.E. Goodman who travelle…

Started by Alexander Guano

4 Apr 5
Reply by Paula Fleming

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 Morley

8 Mar 29
Reply by Les Waters

Photographs section of the British and Continental Pictures and Prints auction on 28th March at 25 Blythe Road

In the Photographs section of the forthcoming Harry Moore-Gwyn British and Continental Pictures and Prints auction on the 28th March 2018 a…

Started by Antonia Grace

0 Mar 20

Quest: photographic details of artworks in artbooks

Dear all, I am an art historian, currently writing a thesis at Ghent University on photographic details of artworks in art books (publishe…

Started by Elise Dupré

1 Mar 20
Reply by michaelg

Marion's registered mount designs and Roger Vaughan's Marion Date Code

I was saddened last month to learn of the death of Roger Vaughan (1948-2015), whose extensive collection of Victorian and Edwardian photogr…

Started by David Gobbitt

1 Mar 16
Reply by David Gobbitt

Which museum first added photographs to its collection?

This could be a trivia question, but I'm asking it as a serious inquiry. Does anyone know which museum first collected photographs? I'm not…

Started by Timothy Greyhavens

6 Feb 24
Reply by Noorie

The Walrus and Lantern Slide Shows

I've been working on my memoir, Light Writings, which is semi-memoir and personal essays. I've always been hooked on trivia that has a "Gee…

Started by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

0 Feb 20

PhotoLondon site

Does anyone know what happened to the excellent PhotoLondon site? The URL now points to somewhere on the Museum of London's site. Is the in…

Started by Les Waters

12 Feb 19
Reply by Peter Domankiewicz

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