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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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Identifying context and possibly the photographer of militaria photo

Can anyone help elucidate the context of this photograph please. It shows British naval personnel outside a fort displaying star and cresce…

Started by sean whitaker

6 23 hours ago
Reply by Dr. Joe Rock

Location/Photographer help?

I bought the following image and could use some help in IDing the location and possibly the photographer. Anonymous: Boats Stranded by Low…

Started by Alex Novak

1 Jun 11
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Please help a novice crack this photo mystery

Dear Photography Experts and Enthusiasts: I am an antique photo novice and recently purchased two antique-looking "reverse glass?" photos/…

Started by Ben Richter

8 Jun 11
Reply by Alex Novak

Anyone recognize this bridge? 1860's Oval albumen

Hello, I am looking for information on this Photo. 1860's oval albumen, 15 x 10 inches. Does anyone recognize this bridge? Scotland? Wales?…

Started by David McGreevy

10 Jun 11
Reply by David McGreevy

Contacting collectors

I am putting together a group of 12-15 prints from the negatives of Thomas Vernon Begbie (1840-1912). The prints will be high quality, limi…

Started by Dr. Joe Rock

1 Jun 11
Reply by Alex Novak

Jane Wigley Portraits 1845-1855

I am currently researching the life and work of Jane Wigley, the first female professional photographer in London.  She produced both Dague…

Started by Rose Teanby

4 Jun 11
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Someone knows some biographical facts about Hugh Owen. He lived in Oporto, Portugal? Thank you! MANUEL MAGALHAES

Started by Manuel Magalhaes

6 Jun 9
Reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS

Isabel Agnes Cowper, (1826-1911), South Kensington Museum Official Photographer

I am currently researching the life and work of Isabel Agnes Cowper (1826-1911), the South Kensington Museum's first female Official Museum…

Started by Erika Lederman

2 May 29
Reply by Erika Lederman

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

20 May 16
Reply by Paul Godfrey

Found image - process is it an autotype/carbon print?

I acquired many years ago, probably from a fair or garage sale, a copy of the seventh edition of 'The Dictionary Of Photography', by E. J.…

Started by bill purvis

1 May 15
Reply by Alex Novak


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