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Seeking Identity of this Lady in Ambrotype

If anyone recognise's this lady in an Ambrotype then I would be grateful to know. Many Thanks

Started by John SurreyUK

0 Nov 6, 2020

Help to identify a London Stereoscopic Co. midget

Hi! I haven't been able so far to identify the little person pictured in this CDV (ca.1864/5 according to the back design). I would be grat…

Started by Jose Manuel Martins Ferreira

2 Nov 2, 2020
Reply by Jose Manuel Martins Ferreira

Help needed identifying early military stereoviews and salt print of Crimea

I have several interesting stereoviews in my collection for which there is no or little description and I would be very pleased to get help…

Started by Peter Blair

2 Nov 2, 2020
Reply by P Johnson

Quest to find old photos of Sarah A Cooper (maiden name: Dobbs of the White Hart Inn, Chepstow, Wales)

Dear all, I do a private research on the life of Sarah Ann Dobbs who was born 1839 and lived at the White Hart Inn, Beaufort Square, Chepst…

Started by Rebecca Talbot

1 Oct 30, 2020
Reply by Ailna Beithe Martin

Siege of Paris?

I'm posting an untitled photograph that I suspect was taken in Paris during the Prussian siege during 1870/71. It's one from a stereoscopic…

Started by Peter Klein

3 Oct 27, 2020
Reply by John SurreyUK

Black British Photographers Pre-1870

Hi everyone, During a seminar last week one of my first year students asked whether any of the figures we were discussing as notable early…

Started by Peter Jordan-Turner

2 Oct 19, 2020
Reply by Peter Jordan-Turner

Hills and Saunders Harrow glass plate negatives now being offered for sale

As some of you may have spotted, some glass negatives from the massive archive of the Harrow studio of Hills and Saunders have recently sta…

Started by PetworthPenthouse

0 Oct 17, 2020

Pemberton Bros, Background painters from Blackpool

Dear all Ive seen adverts from 1916 - 1937 in various journals from Pemberton Bros., Background Studio, 2, Thorne Grove, Morton, Blackpool…

Started by David Zeitlyn

0 Oct 13, 2020

Victorian daylight studios still existing in a recognisable form

As we all know, during the Victorian era, thousands of photographic portrait studios were established in Britain. The question is, how many…

Started by PetworthPenthouse

2 Oct 8, 2020
Reply by PetworthPenthouse

Identifying Daguerreotype

Hello!  This is my first time using this site and i'd like to call on you lovely people to help me understand some items. According to the…

Started by Carys Ellen Fyson

5 Oct 5, 2020
Reply by Alex Novak


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