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PhotoLondon: Database of 19th Century Photographers 1841-1901
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John Jabez Edwin Mayall - biography - bibliography
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Ealing's Victorian Photographic Studios and Photographers
Victorian & Edwardian Photographs - Roger Vaughan Collection
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History of photography in Edinburgh
National Library of Ireland Photograph Collections
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New Zealand Photographers Database (Auckland Library)
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French photos and photographers of the 19th century
Database of Dutch CdV Studio Portraits
Euopean Society for the History of Photography
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A basic question - I'm still learning about cdvs! I presume photographers would buy in a stock of cards for their prints. But would a Lancashire photographer conceivably buy cards from e.g. Bristol Portrait Company? I seem to have found exactly that…Continue
Started by jo hague. Last reply by PetworthPenthouse Aug 22, 2021.
For a book on Rejlander & Victorian photography I am looking for his CDV photos. I coudn't find any CDV from his studio in Wolverhampton & there very few from his studios in London. But there should be a lot of them. Maybe you have some CDV…Continue
Started by Bernd Stiegler. Last reply by Bernd Stiegler Feb 4, 2021.
First Post:Thank you for allowing be to join.The following links are to 3 lots of photographs and Carte de Visite which…Continue
Started by Jane Brown Jul 17, 2020.
Does anyone know if the thin paper covers for Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Cards had a name, what were they called? Two of the attached are by Percy Lund & Co, Bradford, England.ThanksTonyContinue
Started by Tony Rackstraw. Last reply by Michael Hocken Apr 23, 2019.
Any information anyone has on these would be great.
Started by John Ashby. Last reply by John S. Rochon Jan 28, 2019.
Could anyone tell me anything about the French Enamelling process, or point me in the right direction to find out more. See example here.ThanksSteve L…Continue
Started by Steve Lightfoot Jan 10, 2019.
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CDVs from USA with 'Suntax' 1864-1866 are widely recognised but can anyone help with information relating to a similar situation in Bulgaria, around 1901. I have acquired a CDV with a Revenue (?) stamp folded around the middle of vertical edge. Curiously, it is franked on the front, somewhat defacing the image. Can anyone provide any information, please?.
I have been collecting CDVs of London Studios for years and now have about 400. The one that I am really looking for is BATTY, my great grandfather, who had studios in Stratford, Wood Green and Leytonstone before moving to Clacton-on-Sea. Any news would be welcomed
Edit: I now find out they had already been in touch!
Thanks for highlighting that Marcel, and of course to Ron for creating such a great resource. It's of particular interest as some of my own family were photographed in Bown's studio. See http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=bown&w=24469639%40N00&s=rec
Through those photos I was also contacted by another Flickr member saying he was Henry Bown's great great grandson and was researching the studio. I have dropped him a note to make sure he sees this.
Henry Bown - London photographer
A new biography of Henry Bown, mainly based in Bermondsey has just been published at http://www.cartedevisite.co.uk/photographers-category/biographies/h.... In addition there are examples of his carte de visite output including interesting graphics on the rear of his mounts, from the collection of site owner Ron Cosens.
What an interesting photograph.My ancestor came home with a Russian wife although he had a legal wife in England, and I have to smile when I have two death certs. of two ladies both claiming to be his widow.!! I dont suppose I will find out exactly where his studio was or who he worked for papers supplied by the House of Commons archives just stated he was advised to leave Moscow as the British couldn't guarantee his safety, and he and his wife were imprisoned for 24 hours in Moscow.
I do have all details of all my ancestors photographic activities in England.I was just wondering if there was some kind of list of early 20th. cent.Moscow photographers.... Ron..you do have a photo by my Moscow chappie and you sent me a copy some years back.Camile Roman Stortz.I have been researching the three gents for nearly 10 years,they are Philip Christian Stortz, my g.g.Grandfather, his son Camile, and another great Grandfather's cousin named Thomas Cowdrey.
Happy to help. Ron
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