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Jun 11
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Maxse Brothers Mix-up

This is another post to the blog concerning mistakes I have found in the titles and descriptions of Crimean War photographs in collections that I hope will come to the attention of curators.While in the Crimea, Roger Fenton took a portrait of Frederick Augustus Maxse. In the picture, Commander Maxse, who at the time held the rank of commander in the Royal Navy, sits on a…See More
Jun 9
David Robert Jones commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the Titles of Crimean War Photographs held in Collections Revisited
"More news on the three Roger Fenton images that differ in their titles in the Library of Congress (LoC) and the Royal Collection Trust (RTC). You may recall that in my previous post: - Colonel Goodlake at the LoC was entitled…"
May 19
David Robert Jones posted a blog post

Mistakes in the Titles of Crimean War Photographs held in Collections Revisited

In a post to this blog on 18 April 2020, the author described differences in the titles of three Roger Fenton images in Crimean War photographic collections at the Library of Congress (LoC) and the Royal Collection Trust (RTC). This is still unresolved because of ‘lockdowns’ caused by the coronavirus, but Micah Messenheimer at LoC informs me that he is continuing to work…See More
May 12
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Crimean War Images in Private Collections

Over the years searching for online digital copies of images taken by the James Robertson/Felice Beato photographic team in the Crimea in 1855-56, I have come to the conclusion that there must be many in private collections that are not available to people like me who would find them useful historically. I first became aware of this when I found three under Item 10 on…See More
May 6
David McGreevy commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"David, this is fascinating, solid research. Thank you. I have a recently acquired Fenton Crimean photo, and I have a big question about the printing and labelling, I'm finding it difficult to find online information about how these were…"
Apr 27
Anne Strathie commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"Thanks, David ... and no, I didn't know about Fanny Duberly, so thank you for that. As you may know, one of Herbert Ponting's Antarctic subjects, Edward Wilson, is also buried there, so a nice closing of the circle! Thanks also for the…"
Apr 21
David Robert Jones commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"I thank everyone for their comments so far. It is an interesting topic. I think part of the problem may be that some curators of photographic collections perceive the accessions to be their own private property and resent intrusions by others…"
Apr 21
Micah Messenheimer commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"To add to Adrienne's comment below regarding Library of Congress titling of Fenton's work, I would be interested in conversing more via email. Would it be possible to please send any supporting documentation you might have regarding the…"
Apr 20
Anne Strathie commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"For what it's worth, I've found variations in titles of photographs held by LOC and others of photographs by Herbert Ponting and discovered that in many cases, both are correct in their own way. I don't know enough about Fenton's…"
Apr 20
Michael Laurence Deane commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"I agree, from my experience a well known museum has decided to ignore a correction, even though myself and another person have independently asked them to correct a glaring error. Museums are looked on as a source of truth and when an error is…"
Apr 20
Adrienne Lundgren commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"Thank you for this information. Regarding the LC collections, titling issue may be caused by the fact that the images were titled on the verso in iron gall ink (presumed to have been written by Fenton.) These images are unmounted, unlike many of…"
Apr 20
Wilson Laidlaw commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"I have found museums very resistant to suggestions that there might be any error on any of their descriptions. I was in a museum in New Orleans and I noticed that some Leica cameras were incorrectly labelled (I am a keen amateur Leica historian,…"
Apr 20
David Robert Jones posted a blog post

Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections

I have recently been comparing collections holding Roger Fenton’s Crimean war images and have discovered that the titles of some portraits in the Library of Congress (LOC) in Washington are different to the same images in the Royal Collection Trust (RCT). The portrait entitled Colonel Goodlake at the LOC is entitled Lieutenant Colonel Chapman C.B., Royal Engineers at the…See More
Apr 18
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The Inkerman Ravine

My last post to this blog concerned the two Valley of Inkerman photographs taken in 1856 by either James Robertson or Felice Beato, but more likely the latter. In this blog, the image entitled The Inkerman Ravine (see below) is discussed. Although Robertson’s signature is in the bottom right-hand corner, it also may have been the work of Beato. Whether this photograph was…See More
Jan 22
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Valley of Inkerman Revisited

The Royal Collection Trust's online description of a James Robertson/Felice Beato’s image entitled Valley of Inkerman (see below) reads:Photograph of the Valley of Inkerman. In the valley in the foreground there is a road to the right and a river in the distance to the left. Behind are steep cliffs with a row of huts near the base. The Battle of Inkerman was fought in…See More
Dec 25, 2019

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Maxse Brothers Mix-up

This is another post to the blog concerning mistakes I have found in the titles and descriptions of Crimean War photographs in collections that I hope will come to the attention of curators.

While in the Crimea, Roger Fenton took a portrait of Frederick Augustus Maxse. In the picture, Commander Maxse, who at the time held the rank of commander in the…

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Posted on June 9, 2020 at 6:00

Mistakes in the Titles of Crimean War Photographs held in Collections Revisited

In a post to this blog on 18 April 2020, the author described differences in the titles of three Roger Fenton images in Crimean War photographic collections at the Library of Congress (LoC) and the Royal Collection Trust (RTC). This is still unresolved because of ‘lockdowns’ caused by the coronavirus, but Micah Messenheimer at LoC informs me that he is…

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Posted on May 12, 2020 at 8:22 — 1 Comment

Crimean War Images in Private Collections

Over the years searching for online digital copies of images taken by the James Robertson/Felice Beato photographic team in the Crimea in 1855-56, I have come to the conclusion that there must be many in private collections that are not available to people like me who would find them useful historically. I first became aware of this when I found three under…

Continue

Posted on May 6, 2020 at 5:29

Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections

I have recently been comparing collections holding Roger Fenton’s Crimean war images and have discovered that the titles of some portraits in the Library of Congress (LOC) in Washington are different to the same images in the Royal Collection Trust (RCT). The portrait entitled Colonel Goodlake at the LOC is entitled Lieutenant Colonel…

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Posted on April 18, 2020 at 11:00 — 9 Comments

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At 13:54 on October 10, 2019, Patrick Montgomery said…

Thanks, David. Here is a link to my Crimean War related photographs:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/photohistorytimeline/albums/72157630938077174

Please let me know if you see any incorrect information. You can emal me directly at pmontgomery@hamptons.com

 
 
 

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