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British exports to Japan in the 1910s
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I am interested in the types of photographic plate products made available from British manufacturers in Japan at around 1914.  I am particularly interested in Ordinary, Photo-mechanical and Process…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Pritchard Aug 3, 2021.

Process and Half-tone plates 1895 onwards
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As a part of a wider photo history project I am interested in the characteristics of these type of glass plates, sometimes also produced as flexible films. They were introduced from 1895 but were in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Hodgson May 31, 2021.

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Alan Hodgson commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Publication: Invisible Light The Remarkable Story of Radiology
"I bought a copy and it is an excellent read. Allowed me to put X-ray work in the context of other developments in scientific photography. Recommended."
Jan 9
Alan Hodgson commented on Alan Hodgson's blog post Sepia postcard provenance
"Thanks Jeremy. I will look into any family links with SW USA. Reluctant to post an image in case images of dead offend."
Dec 13, 2022
Jeremy commented on Alan Hodgson's blog post Sepia postcard provenance
"I research and collect photographs of Arizona and the southwest. I have acquired a number of images, including many postcards from this era, from English collections. There was quite an exchange of miners from England, like  Cornish miners, and…"
Dec 12, 2022
Alan Hodgson commented on Alan Hodgson's blog post Sepia postcard provenance
"Thanks Tom. It could be Spanish but looking at some of the content on line the Spanish Civil War cards seemed to be produced with colour content, if only with added graphics. I took a guess at Mexican Revolution because the on-line content I could…"
Dec 10, 2022
Tom Ruffles PhD, ARPS commented on Alan Hodgson's blog post Sepia postcard provenance
"Not Spanish Civil War?  I'm reminded of the opening of Land and Freedom, in which the main character's granddaughter in Liverpool looks through his belongings after his death and finds a cache of documents from his time with the…"
Dec 9, 2022
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Sepia postcard provenance

I recently came across an interesting postcard in the belongings of a deceased 92 year old relative. It is of an array of corpses laid out for a photograph with an inscription in Spanish. It is printed in sepia monochrome.Wondering if it is Mexican revolution c1910. Anyone any idea how this would be in the possession of a Northern England working class family?See More
Dec 9, 2022
Alan Hodgson commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post cfp: In the Photographic Darkroom / deadline 9 January 2023
"That is an interesting topic. And likely to attract a wide variety of work. I feel a paper coming on!"
Oct 31, 2022
Alan Hodgson commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post cfp: Photomechanical Prints: History, Technology, Aesthetics, and Use / deadline 31 October 2022
"I am pulling together an a submission for this conference. If anyone has knowledge of the evolution of Process and Half Tone plates over the period 1895-1935 I would appreciate the input."
Aug 1, 2022
Alan Hodgson commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Talk: Photography and the British eclipse expedition of 1871 / Warwick, 11 December 2021
"Excellent event. Aoife Kearins (Cambridge) presentation covered the postal collaboration of Stokes and Crookes, particularly facilitating Crookes' work. Deborah Kent (St Andrews) presented the eclipse photography expeditions using wet…"
Dec 13, 2021
Alan Hodgson commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Talk: Photography and the British eclipse expedition of 1871 / Warwick, 11 December 2021
"Event looks interesting and some parallels with the history of photography. Penny post and maths in biology. I am no mathematician but have signed up. Eclipse photography is of great interest to me too!"
Dec 6, 2021
Alan Hodgson replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"Spot on. Checking coating quality."
Aug 31, 2021
Alan Hodgson replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"This looks like a paper guillotine. Converting a slitting of paper into sheets. Not boring if you want to stay attached to your fingers!"
Aug 31, 2021
Alan Hodgson replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"This looks like a very basic film drier. A festoon of film was hung up with tension top and bottom in a climate controlled room. "
Aug 31, 2021
Alan Hodgson replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"This one is a more basic system. I am going to guess that it is the input end. Basic in that there is no base cleaning or input festoon. That must have been one boring job."
Aug 31, 2021
Alan Hodgson replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"Hi Nicola. I may be able to help with these. But not first hand - I didn't arrive at Mobberley until 1983! This looks like the input (unreeling) or output (re-reeling) end of a film coating machine. I am going to guess that it is the output…"
Aug 31, 2021
Alan Hodgson replied to Nicola Mayer's discussion Inside Ilford Factory - seeking help to identify what part of the process has been captured.
"Hi Nicola. I may be able to help with these. But not first hand - I didn't arrive at Mobberley until 1983! This looks like the input (unreeling) or output (re-reeling) end of a film coating machine. I am going to guess that it is the output…"
Aug 31, 2021

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Sepia postcard provenance

I recently came across an interesting postcard in the belongings of a deceased 92 year old relative. It is of an array of corpses laid out for a photograph with an inscription in Spanish. It is printed in sepia monochrome.
Wondering if it is Mexican revolution c1910. Anyone any idea how this would be in the possession of a Northern England working class family?

Posted on December 9, 2022 at 11:05 — 4 Comments

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At 15:29 on February 23, 2021, Susie Clark said…

Hi Alan

Thank you for getting in touch and yes, that's me! I would be happy to discuss this further. This week is a bit hectic but may be next week? It might be easier to arrange things by email and my email address is susieclarkconservation@gmail.com.

Best wishes

Susie

 
 
 

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