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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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Back in 2019 I started a Wikipedia article on the magazine Camerawork (1976–1985), a British bi-monthly photography magazine promoting hu…

Started by James McArdle

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Photographs by Richard Stanley Freeman

Dear all I am looking for photographs taken by Richard Stanley Freeman (1834 – 1923). He was a photographer based in Kensington and later…

Started by Gerlind-Anicia Lorch

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Introduction Considered one of the most important photo historians of the 20th century, Peter E. Palmquist (1936 - 2003) had a keen interes…

Started by Rebekah Burgess Abramovich

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Request for identification

Hello, this handsome gentleman, photographed by Eliott & Fry, refuses to reveal himself. Does anybody have an idea of his identity? Tha…

Started by Christophe BLATT

1 Sep 19
Reply by Christophe BLATT

Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.

Hello I've come across a few photographs that were taken inside Ilford Mobberley Factory in the 1930s. Unfortunately the photographs aren'…

Started by Nicola Mayer

13 Sep 1
Reply by Nicola Mayer

Request for information: Cyril M. Bernard (20th c photographer)

Hello, I'm looking for information about a photographer called Cyril M. Bernard (see attached stamp), so I can contact him, or the current…

Started by Ismay Milford

20 Aug 27
Reply by Anne Strathie

Oskar Goetze

1.  Has anyone any information about a German portrait photographer, Oskar Goetze, who had a studio in Berlin possibly before World War One…


0 Aug 26


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Started by Stephen Bottomore

1 Aug 23
Reply by michael g. jacob

Frederick Dew - Wigam

I am seeking information about a photographer Frederick Dew (born 3 July 1874) who is recorded at 29 Park Road, Wigan, Lancashire in 1939.…

Started by Lissa Mitchell

3 Aug 13
Reply by Lissa Mitchell


Does anyone know of  researchers working on or articles about 'Photograms the Year' or digitized copies? In  case of interest even though o…

Started by Gael Newton

0 Aug 9


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