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James A. Sinclair : biographical information sought

I am researching some photographs by the British camera manufacturer and dealer James A. Sinclair, FRPS. (d.1940).  A great deal seems to be known about his famous cameras; very little about himself.   It may well be that his life is more familiar to specialists in cameras and the camera industry than to specialists in photographs themselves.  I suspect, for example, that as an eminent dealer in the heart of London – and as the author of distinguished how-to books – Sinclair may well have…


Posted on November 16, 2015 at 18:11 — 3 Comments

Victor Albert Prout

Following your mention of Mrs. Osmond's new book on her ancestor Victor Prout, may I use the hospitality of these columns to point interested readers to a recent post on


Posted on November 8, 2013 at 13:00

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