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Gael Newton commented on Angela Cheung's blog post Research: help with information about John Thomson (1837-1921)
"I can assist you with Thomson cdvs  I will write to your email.  regards Gael"
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Michael Hocken commented on Gael Newton's blog post giant wet plates
"Sadly, I know nothing of these wet plate negatives, but just wonder whether this had anything to do with Saint-Cyr's rôle as the premier French (and even European?!) Military Academy, and the use of mammoth photos of military and other…"
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giant wet plates

Might anyone know about gigantic wet plate negatives 5 by 8 feet held in Fort St Cyr, France possibly of the new Paris Opera of 1875  or   a  4 by 6.5 feet set in  Berlin?GaelSee More
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"Dear Gael - I didn't see any letters on George Lewis - there are probably a lot somewhere - try the IWM photo library or the National galleries of Scotland. I'm in a show at the SNPG openning this week so will email the curator about him.…"
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"I was  delighted to meet up with Violet again in her eminent British curatorial avatar guise in London  after a break of  a decade or so having known the wonderful real wild child she was in  the heyday of the Sydney photoboom of…"
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"Congratulations Brett    well deserved!   Gael"
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"Thanks Marcel   I shall contact Allan. The seminar has turned into a weekend of events including talks for both the Indonesian historical show Garden of the East and our contemporary photomedia from Asia photogallery display but with a…"
Apr 7, 2014
Gael Newton commented on Dick Wood's group Researching British expatriates
"http://www.nga.gov.au/GardenEast/ For the Indonesian career 1897-1916 of George P. (Parham) Lewis (1875-1939) son of Walter G Lewis photographer of Bath known for his women at war series for The Home Front 1917-18. see our Garden of the East:…"
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Gael Newton commented on Gael Newton's blog post Basil Green London photographer m1951-54
"Thanks Michael I found him still at that address 1954 but didnt have the  earlier date  it would be amusing if he was the same Basil Green  fashion entrepreneur. V&A may know.  cheers Gael"
May 20, 2012
Michael Pritchard commented on Gael Newton's blog post Basil Green London photographer m1951-54
"The first record of him in the London Post Office Directories is in 1947 at 46 Manchester Street, London W1. He was still there in 1950 but don't have the post 1950 directory copies. "
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Basil Green London photographer m1951-54

I am seeking any  information on Basil Green a London photographer in Manchester st W 1951-1954 who took a portrait of Australian writer  Patrick White. I am wondering if he might be the same as the very hip Basil Green the founder of 'Vince' Menswear in the late 1950s. Gael NewtonSee More
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Nov 14, 2011
Gael Newton replied to Ray Zhu's discussion Portraits of “The Marquis Tseng”
"Dear Ray I think Tseng wrote a meoir so perhaps he refers to being photographed in those writings. He was quite a character.  Gael"
Mar 17, 2011
Gael Newton commented on Annuca's blog post Assessment Workshops - Lifetime of Colour Photographs in Mixed Archival Collections
"Oh how we need such workshops,Ann is there someway you could set up an international video/skype version. The National Gallery of Australia has colour prints a number of which have problems usually all the ones we paid a lot for ! and our experience…"
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giant wet plates

Might anyone know about gigantic wet plate negatives 5 by 8 feet held in Fort St Cyr, France possibly of the new Paris Opera of 1875  or   a  4 by 6.5 feet set in  Berlin?

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Posted on May 21, 2016 at 10:47 — 1 Comment

Basil Green London photographer m1951-54

I am seeking any  information on Basil Green a London photographer in Manchester st W 1951-1954 who took a portrait of Australian writer  Patrick White. I am wondering if he might be the same as the very hip Basil Green the founder of 'Vince' Menswear in the late 1950s. 

Gael Newton

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 23:21 — 2 Comments

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At 11:09 on August 1, 2014, Peter Wyatt Gordon Cattrell said…

Dear Gael - I didn't see any letters on George Lewis - there are probably a lot somewhere - try the IWM photo library or the National galleries of Scotland. I'm in a show at the SNPG openning this week so will email the curator about him. About ten years ago I was commissioned by the SNPG to print 20 of his negatives at the IWM darkroom, so I spoent some time looking at his prints with acurator first at the IWM and choosing which to print - there are over a thousand.  Best wishes  Peter

At 2:13 on October 7, 2009, Karen Magee said…
Hi Gael, Hope you are having fun as well as getting your research done. Thanks for the tips. I have checked the Pitt Rivers catalogue but have been meaning to contact Elizabeth Edwards directly. I'd be interested to hear who else is working on photographs from the anthropological perspective. The survey of Australian photographs in UK collections sounds very interesting. There was a little of this in Julia Peck's Thesis (for which 100 thank yous!). Sweet seems to cut a very low profile in UK collections which surprises me.
Just writing up his transition to dry plates - your views on this were very helpful! If 'Instantaneous Process' can be taken to mean dry plates, he may have started using them as early as 1878 (not 1880 as I thought). Happy holiday / researching!
Karen
At 7:22 on June 14, 2009, wujiabao said…
Dear Gael,

Hi, Yes, I do received the catalog from you. It was so pity that I could not attend the symposium you directed. Hope there will be another opportunities can makes me join.
 
 
 

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