British photographic history

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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
Reply by Michael Pritchard

Photographica Internships at Chiswick Auctions!- Please circulate with your network

Chiswick Auctions are currently seeking keen and enthusiastic interns for the Photographica department. The positions would suit those with…

Started by Maryam Daoudi

0 Jun 15

Lantern slide or 35mm slide transparency?

Hello  I'm seeking some advice around terminology. I've come across a few 35mm colour slide transparencies sandwiched between two pieces of…

Started by Nicola Mayer

3 Jun 6
Reply by John Marriage

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

11 Jun 2
Reply by Simon Edwards

Censorship process

Can anyone let me know , or point me in the right direction for , how the process of censorship worked during WW1 and WW2 for photographs?…

Started by World Image Trader

0 May 31

Help with Gasc and Charconnet lens

I have come across a lens by Gasc & Charconnet it is an ordinary Petzval design with the addition of a third lens placed between the ot…

Started by Rob Tooley

6 May 24
Reply by Rob Tooley

Letterhead collection of Edwardian photographers

At the Photographica 2022 event, which took place in London yesterday, 22 May, I noticed on one of the dealers’ tables a collection of arou…

Started by Stephen Bottomore

0 May 23


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