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Hello, I am looking for information on this Photo. 1860's oval albumen, 15 x 10 inches. Does anyone recognize this bridge? Scotland? Wales? I have included a close up of the charming man in the…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by David McGreevy Jun 11, 2018.
Hello, i am looking for any information regarding a series of prints issued in 1989 By the Sunday Times / The Royal Photographic Society. This one- "Fruit and Vegetable Sellers" states that it is a…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by David McGreevy Jun 28, 2013.
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This is a device that is new to me, I don't even know what to call it. 6 x 6" box, it has a concave mirror and slots to fit photos. Not at all like a Graphoscope. You position yourself behind the photo and view the enlarged image in the mirror. Rather clever, as you can see both the front and back of a CDV at the same time.
Does anyone know what this…Continue
Posted on May 8, 2020 at 20:00 — 5 Comments
This is a recently acquired salt print, 'Col. Dickson, Royal Engineers' by Roger Fenton. It is mounted on the usual large 18 x 24" page. Rather than having the number printed in the title, it is hand written in ink on the obverse. Is this an early 'proof'? A later copy?…Continue
Posted on April 27, 2020 at 19:30 — 1 Comment
I am looking for any information about the Photographer of this recently acquired albumen photo: Sir Henry Fletcher being served by mess waiter Robert. Seller says it's from an 1853 Album from the Musketry School at Hythe.
Curiously, The Grenadier Guards website is selling copies of this image, but listing the waiter or location as Windsor.…Continue
Posted on April 14, 2020 at 18:00