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Early 1860s Advertisements by GW Wilson offering Landscape CDVs?

    Has anyone seen advertisements before 1867 for Mr Wilson's landscape CDVs?  Earlier this year, I posted the acquisition of a watermarked 1862  carte by GWW of Peterborough Cathedral. The logo on…Continue

Started Nov 30, 2017

Variant "A Breaking Wave [Instantaneous] No. 79" by George Washington Wilson.

       Is this a common variant of Mr Wilson's No. 79? I have not seen it published. The Museum of Fine Arts Boston,USA holds a pristine example of this from the Dr Oliver W. Holmes collection [My…Continue

Started Nov 6, 2017

Dated and named photographic paper used in 1862 CDV by GW Wilson.
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Has anyone encountered a GW Wilson where the photographer or his employee used an area of photographic paper with the watermark not eliminated?, In this case a cdv of Peterborough Cathedral's nave…Continue

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Edward McCann commented on Edward McCann's blog post Exhibition of G W Wilson carte-de-visite views, 1862-1900.
" Another thought: in 1863, could GWW's list "... Album Views." mean both CDV and his new format 3x4 "album"?"
Sep 28
Edward McCann commented on Edward McCann's blog post Exhibition of G W Wilson carte-de-visite views, 1862-1900.
"Follow-up; In nine years of collecting Mr. Wilson's, I have acquired two 'Album' cards.Note, one has the 'registered' notation added shortly after the copyright law of 1862.  A hand-captioned CDV for size comparison is…"
Sep 21
Paul Godfrey commented on Edward McCann's blog post Exhibition of G W Wilson carte-de-visite views, 1862-1900.
"In the Yarmouth Independent of 22nd August 1863, the Great Yarmouth letterpress printer and stationer George Nall advertised his “NALL’S SERIES OF Stereoscopic Views of Yarmouth, 46 sorts, 1s. Each or 10s per Dozen. These have not been…"
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Exhibition of G W Wilson carte-de-visite views, 1862-1900.

New research based on a view of 'Roslyn Chapel --- The Apprentice's Pillar' confirms Mr Wilson introduced CDV views before late 1868. The printed caption appears on the recto and the seller's label, 'William Smith, 43 Lord Street, Liverpool' on the verso.In 1862, the British Journal of Photography suggested to readers, they buy from Mr. Smith at 43 Lord street cartes of American personalities, published by Anthony of NYC, to support a Lancashire charity. Gore's Liverpool Directory of 1867 no…See More
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Exhibition of G W Wilson carte-de-visite views, 1862-1900.

New research based on a view of 'Roslyn Chapel --- The Apprentice's Pillar' confirms Mr Wilson introduced CDV views before late 1868. The printed caption appears on the recto and the seller's label, 'William Smith, 43 Lord Street, Liverpool' on the verso.

In 1862, the British Journal of Photography suggested to readers, they buy from Mr. Smith at 43 Lord street cartes of American personalities, published by Anthony of NYC, to support a Lancashire charity. Gore's Liverpool…

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Posted on September 16, 2020 at 17:00 — 5 Comments

'G. W. Wilson Stereoscopic Views' book casing.

We collectors of Mr. Wilson have much to celebrate this year with Professor Roger Taylor's just released new GW Wilson edition. Personally, my new acquisition of an album in the form of a book,containing 16 GWW views -- plus one other related to GWW's stereoscopic views -- …

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Posted on August 15, 2018 at 21:30

George Washington Wilson Exhibition and Lecture / 22 June, 2017

From 22 June 2017 until the end of August, the Atwater Library,1200 Avenue Atwater, Westmount,Quebec will host an exhibition of  Edward McCann's private collection of G W Wilson photographs. McCann is the  former Curator of the Royal Canadian Police Museum and volunteer curator of the library. For 188 years, the Atwater was known as the Mechanics' Institute of Montreal. Mr…

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At 0:58 on July 5, 2014, Ian Wallace said…

Hi Edward,

I think GWW is still somewhat underrated due the volume of reproduction.  I think time will raise his stature further.  I have a similar number of images to yourself, mostly stereos and cdvs but also some larger albumen prints,  I've even added a few of the late GWW postcards to my collection.

I have been working on a very large digital stereo card index database. (you cant buy them all!)

I think I may have been a little over keen in my attribution of the cdv image i posted,  but the images is still very fine and one of my favorites.

Regards

ian

 
 
 

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