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David H Davison commented on Wolfbait Books's blog post Negative restoration – help any one?
"No doubt there is a strong smell of vinegar from these negatives, in practical terms there is little you can do. Retouching would take forever and stripping the emulsion from the shrunken acetate base requires proper handling facilities, fume…"
Nov 28, 2022
David H Davison commented on William Fagan's blog post Online talk: Irish Photography Since 1839 / 17 August 2021
"Hi William, I am eagerly looking forward to this talk. David."
Aug 9, 2021
David H Davison commented on David Gardner's blog post Research: Geoffrey Gilbert and the Gilbert box camera
"I remember an an announcement in the British Journal of Photography to the effect that Gilbert cameras were being fitted to police cars to record traffic vioations. I have no recollection of the year, probably between 1956 and 58. I wonder was this…"
Sep 1, 2020
William Fagan left a comment for David H Davison
"Good to be linked up with you as a friend, David. My interest in this area started with meeting the late Eddie Chandler in the Dublin Camera Club over 35 years ago. Then, the pressures of career and working outside of Ireland led me away from this…"
Aug 4, 2020
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Moment in Time at National Gallery of Ireland

November 20, 2019 to March 22, 2020
The first ever travelling exhibition of photographs at the National Gallery of Ireland and the first time this exhibition has been mounted outside the United States.See More
Dec 19, 2019

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Blake and Edgar of Bedford

I am trying to identify the photographer responsible for a group of pictures in an album dating to the 1860s. They are Exterior and interior views of Russborough House in Ireland. They are likely to have been made by Blake and Edgar of 32 Midland Rd. Bedford as a series of the same images exists in a much smaller format which bears their stamp. They may only be reduced copies made by B&E and the large 10X12 inch prints and album are not identified in any way.

Does anyone know…


Posted on September 13, 2018 at 15:25 — 2 Comments

Frank Browne, Life Through the Lens Exhibition

The exhibition will be on show at the Titanic Centre, Belfast from now until the 31st March. Admission is free. Anyone visiting Northern Ireland should take the opportunity to see it. Crowds at Farmleigh were so large that the doors had to be closed on occasions.

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 19:23

Exhibition and Publication: Frank Browne SJ

This month has seen the fruition of a twenty-five year project for my son Edwin and myself. Having made 64,000 duplicate negatives and more recently digitised nearly 42,000 we now have made made a selection of 200 which form an exhibition currently on show at the Farmleigh Gallery in the Phoenix park, Dublin. Launched by the Irish Deputy Prime Minister it is drawing large…


Posted on November 22, 2014 at 22:00 — 3 Comments

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At 12:16 on August 4, 2020, William Fagan said…

Good to be linked up with you as a friend, David. My interest in this area started with meeting the late Eddie Chandler in the Dublin Camera Club over 35 years ago. Then, the pressures of career and working outside of Ireland led me away from this area. Now that I am retired and with my involvement on the Board of the Gallery of Photography as well as my various other photographic and collecting interests, I would like to contribute something to an area which interests me greatly. When all of the Covid business becomes manageable, we should meet up for a talk sometime, starting with the issue of the various collections of Irish Photography which are in many different locations. I had been meaning to contact you for some time, but now is as good a time as ever to start.

At 16:42 on February 26, 2018, David Caron said…

Hi David, I have been in the Archive and looked at some daguerrotypes there that I think may have been donated by your late friend. I'll inquire from them re documentation relating to notes for his book, etc. If you have a further source I would be very interested to hear of it. Thank you, David

At 16:55 on August 10, 2016, Richard Sullivan HonFRPS said…


But, but... you are Irish!

OK, me too. 



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