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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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Miss G.C. Lazenby

Dear colleagues, I'm looking for information about an amateur photographer from Sydenham Hill, London named Lazenby (Miss. G.C.), active ab…

Started by Kate Addleman-Frankel

1 56 minutes ago
Reply by Helen Trompeteler

What was this piece of equipment used for?

Hello everyone, My first post regards a mystery -- at least to me. I purchased this object for a few £'s at a charity shop in Christchurch,…

Started by Arthur Margolin

14 on Tuesday
Reply by Charles Herbert

PhotoLondon - No longer available - WHY!

The Museum of London website states - The 'PhotoLondon: Gateway to London's public photographic collections' website is no longer available…

Started by Robert Gray

1 on Monday
Reply by Tony Richards

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

4 Jan 11
Reply by Paula Fleming

John Lemmon Russell (1846 - 1915)

John Lemmon Russell is a distant relative of mine and  I am researching his life and career. I have been told by a very knowledgeable res…

Started by Peter Brunning

1 Jan 7
Reply by Michael Pritchard

Ilford Archives

Hello, I'm trying to find historical company records for Ilford. A couple of years ago, a friend contacted Ilford via their website to enqu…

Started by Louisa Trott

3 Dec 30, 2017
Reply by Paul Vincent

Shew Camera Company

 would anyone know if the finders that came with the Shew folding strut cameras were supplied with the cameras when purchased or if they…

Started by darrin hill

3 Dec 18, 2017
Reply by darrin hill

Postcards from photographs, 1912

Does anyone have information on Geo. Moore, who made postcards from photographs of performers?  With which firm was he associated? He sent…

Started by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner

4 Dec 4, 2017
Reply by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner

Early 1860s Advertisements by GW Wilson offering Landscape CDVs?

     Has anyone seen advertisements before 1867 for Mr Wilson's landscape CDVs?   Earlier this year, I posted the acquisition of a watermar…

Started by Edward McCann

0 Nov 30, 2017

Negretti and Zambra

Hello, I am the Curator of a small private Collection and Archive at BAE Systems Rochester. The site is the heir to the Elliott Bros (Londo…

Started by Christopher Bartlett

0 Nov 27, 2017


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