British photographic history

Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history

Forum Discussions (541)

Featured Discussions

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

Discussions Replies Latest Activity


This carte-de-visite from my collection is titled ‘Guiseppe Garibaldi (From Life)’. I have three variant images from the same series by the…

Started by michael g. jacob

20 4 hours ago
Reply by michael g. jacob

May Bone

I am researching my local area's history- Red Lion st. Aylsham in deepest, darkest, northest Norfolk. According to Kelly's 1908 Norfolk Dir…

Started by Adi Raschkewitz

2 23 hours ago
Reply by Adi Raschkewitz

Roller Blind Shutter I D.

Hello all, I wonder if anyone can help me I D the manufacturer of a shutter I have. The best clue is the maker's trade mark, an anchor with…

Started by Gerry Palmer

2 on Monday
Reply by Gerry Palmer

Concave mirror in early camera

I'm being driven mad by what may be a false memory. I'm sure I can remember reading about a photographer who advocated a concave mirror b…

Started by Roger Hyam

3 Nov 14
Reply by Roger Hyam

Snapshot in Time conference, 17 November 2021

Bookings are now open for the Scottish Transport & Industrial Collections & Knowledge (STICK) network’s autumn online conference on…

Started by Justin Parkes

0 Nov 1

Birmingham Professional Photographers Association

I’m trying to find out where records of this association might be held. Possibly BIPP, but wondering if anyone here as any other knowledge.…

Started by Nettie Edwards

3 Oct 18
Reply by Michael Pritchard

The first person to make a fixable photograph

W.J. Harrison (A History of Photography, 1897, Percy Lund Country Press, London) in 1895, wrote this in his article:  Anthony's Photographi…

Started by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

8 Oct 11
Reply by Peter Domankiewicz

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

2 Oct 4
Reply by Gerlind-Anicia Lorch


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

0 Sep 25


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

0 Sep 23


© 2021   Created by Michael Pritchard.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service