British photographic history

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Stories of Sue

Hi, I'm interested in finding stories of Sue Davies (Photographers Gallery), I've got the general information, and stories from family but…

Started by MichelleQ

2 Jul 22
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See What You Can See, Please (details On Old Photos)?

Assuming you're bored to tears by the Tory leadership debate and are sheltering indoors from the heat, perhaps you might like to look close…

Started by Adi Raschkewitz

0 Jul 19

Looking for maker references about daguerreotype correcting prisms and mirrors

I recently acquired a daguerrian era correcting prism. I made a felt adapter and it fits on my c.1850s American Chamfered daguerreotype cam…

Started by Rob Niederman

5 Jul 11
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How often were negatives purchased with a professional photograph in 1888?

I am trying to find out in the late 1880s how common it would have been for customers at photographic studios (in Ireland) to have purchase…

Started by Georgina Binnie

1 Jul 11
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Claude Harris

I’m currently doing some family research of my great grandfather Claude Harris. I would love to learn more about his work , what cameras he…

Started by Elaine

0 Jul 9

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

5 Jul 4
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Grunwick / photofinishing laboratory

A researcher is seeking to talk to anyone who worked in Grunwick or a similar commercial photofinishing lab in the 1970s, to discover more…

Started by Michael Pritchard

0 Jul 4

James Anderson

British photographer James Anderson was born Isaac Atkinson (1813-1877), moved to Paris to become a painter and changed his name to William…

Started by Robin O'Dell

0 Jun 27

Eastman No1 - A Story Of Steamer Passengers

Above an image of an early Eastman No1 showing passengers congregating, taking the air on a steamer. There are four passengers facing th…

Started by David Kastoryano

0 Jun 23

Maurice Sinay Berger & London Photographic Paper Works

I’m researching the photographic paper making company M S Berger and Co who were in Hampstead from the late 1890s until the early 1900s and…

Started by Nettie Edwards

2 Jun 18
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