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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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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

10 Jun 28
Reply by David Morgan

BJP and the missing years and more

I have been working on building a database of early photographic works, been doing this for about a decade.The database is currently runnin…

Started by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

10 Jun 28
Reply by M. Valleton

Stereoviews of Paintings

For one of my current research projects, I am interested in stereoviews of paintings (not stereoviews inspired by or that attempt to recrea…

Started by Rod Bantjes

0 Jun 22

When did bellows material become synthetic?

I've just picked up yet another camera, a whole-plate from late 19th or early 20th century. There are no markings and it is similar to man…

Started by Roger Hyam

4 Jun 2
Reply by Roger Hyam

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

2 May 31
Reply by Alan Hodgson

Mrs Browning of Glasgow?

Hello, I have come across a hand coloured CDV in our museum collection (Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand) which has a handwritten credit on…

Started by Lissa Mitchell

23 May 25
Reply by Anne Strathie

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 May 10
Reply by Derek Ive

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
Reply by Nicholas Brewer

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


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