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The latest RPS Historical Group talk, 'W. & D. Downey, Photographers: The Road to Balmoral,' was recorded and is now available to view online. It includes the discovery of Downey's Crystal Palace Portrait Gallery that toured villages in Northumberland in 1856, how the company utilised early photography networks in the North East of England and…Continue
Posted on March 19, 2023 at 9:30
Born 12th March 1872, photographer and writer Percy R. Salmon FRPS donated items to the Royal Photographic Society Museum in 1950. Now part of the V&A collection, one photograph, a collodion portrait dated around 1860, has been catalogued.
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Posted on March 12, 2023 at 7:30
Dr. David Barber has published new research about Excelsior Stereoscopic Tours whose 3D cards feature in photo collections around the world. It explores the career of Milford Elsworth Wright (1861-1918), the stereographer behind the company and traces his journey from Perry, Ohio to the Lancashire mill town of Burnley.
Posted on January 27, 2023 at 9:30 — 9 Comments
On 16th January 1862, 204 men and boys died following the Hartley Colliery Disaster in Northumberland. New research published today to mark its 161st anniversary - at…Continue
Posted on January 16, 2023 at 16:00
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