Dr. David Barber commented on Dr. David Barber's blog post Photography in 1860s Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne
"Thanks Steve. Very interesting. I had not seen the WS Parry verso for 17 Eldon Square that you featured. My collection currently features three different ones.
William Sofltey Parry's wife Christiana, who ran the business with him, features in the…"
Jun 3
Dr. David Barber posted a blog post
A Pressphotoman mini-series of blogposts featuring new research about photography in 1860s Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne has just been published.
Part 1 explores how W. & D. Downey came to open a studio at number 9.Part 2 traces William Softley…
May 28
Dr. David Barber posted a blog post
Research into the origins of London News Agency Photos Ltd (founded 1908) has revealed an unexpected development. A recently obtained stereocard dated to 1910 advertises the company as "stereoscopic photographers." I have written a Pressphotoman…
Jan 28
Dr. David Barber posted a blog post
In May 1856, Alder's (left) in Blyth, Northumberland provided a shop window for the Downey brothers first portrait photographs.
New research about royal photographers W. & D. Downey of South Shields, Newcastle and London features in my latest…
Nov 19, 2023
Dr. David Barber commented on Dr. David Barber's blog post Stereo highlights by JE Ellam (1857-1920)
"HI Andrew
Yes, as you point out, James participated in the 1909 RPS exhibition as a member of the United Stereoscopic Society. It was founded by Albert J. Snow in 1904 and was still active in the mid-1950s.
In February 1908, according to a report in…"
Oct 9, 2023
Dr. David Barber posted a blog post
During September, I blogged each day about 30 stereocards attributable to pioneering Fleet Street photographer James Edward Ellam (1857-1920). The series focuses on James's activities in the 1890s, his evolving relationship with 3D giants Underwood…
Oct 1, 2023
Dr. David Barber updated their profile
Oct 1, 2023
Dr. David Barber posted a blog post
My thanks to those who've responded to my blogpost-a-day throughout September on a cache of recently discovered amateur stereos by James Edward Ellam (1857-1920). Link here They date from the 1890s when James was refining his stereoscopic technique…
Sep 10, 2023