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Gael Newton commented on Gilly Read FRPS's blog post Information request: Carte-de-visite from Barnsley
"Is that faint lettering on the brown rectangle lower left corner? Sandy Barrie's directory has the firm dating from  1867 -72 photographer as Thomas Wilson"
May 31
Steve Lightfoot commented on Gilly Read FRPS's blog post Information request: Carte-de-visite from Barnsley
"Looks to me as though it could be connected to the temperance movement. At the bottom of the photo one of the ladies is holding a glass and the man to the left has turned his back on her and the glass. "
May 31
Andrew Hurst commented on Gilly Read FRPS's blog post Information request: Carte-de-visite from Barnsley
"From Barnsley Archives @BNArchive Wilson and Bullock opened a store in May 1864 and Gordon Terrace was just off Sackville Street in Barnsley  town centre."
May 26
Ian Wallace commented on Gilly Read FRPS's blog post Information request: Carte-de-visite from Barnsley
"This looks like a photographer who saw how GW Wilson had success with local Personalities groups.  GWW's first was about 1856-7 after which he produced a series of at least 9 similar images. GWW numbers the portrait images so there was a…"
May 25
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Information request: Carte-de-visite from Barnsley

Can anyone tell me anything about this carte-de-visite showing a montage of portrait images mainly of men but including one woman at the bottom of the carte. She and the man beside her look to me to be from a different era to the other images. It is credited to by Wilson and Bullock, Gordon Terrace, Barnsley.I suppose it could show the great & good of Barnsley. Who…See More
May 24
Gilly Read FRPS posted a blog post

Information request: Carte-de-visite from Barnsley

Can anyone tell me anything about this carte-de-visite showing a montage of portrait images mainly of men but including one woman at the bottom of the carte. She and the man beside her look to me to be from a different era to the other images. It is credited to by Wilson and Bullock, Gordon Terrace, Barnsley.I suppose it could show the great & good of Barnsley. Who…See More
May 23
Gilly Read FRPS commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Identification: photographs c.late 1850s / early 1860s
"The bottom image is Julia Margaret Cameron's photograph of her nieces.The top photograph of Julia Prinsep Stephen.may be taken by James Mudd at a later date. There are portraits of Alfred Lord Tennyson by James Mudd in the National Portrait…"
Mar 16
Gilly Read FRPS commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Proposed changes at the National Trust may adversely impact Britain's photographic heritage
"This is appalling and depressing news. Our photographic collections are so important and need to be preserved and seen by the public. We have so much expertise available which is lost when curators are no longer employed. It is also good to…"
Aug 24, 2020
Gilly Read FRPS commented on Laura Hindelang's blog post Research: Information on the photographer Adolf Morath (born 1905)
"I met Charlotte Marx when I was a student in the early 1960's when she taught colour printing in an evening class which I took as an extra at my college. She was strict but I never found her unpleasant or cantankerous. She was an extremely…"
Aug 17, 2020
Laura Hindelang left a comment for Gilly Read FRPS
"Dear Gilly, Thank you for your message! Yes, Morath's Kuwait episodes interest me most and it has been really difficult to find information on this period of his life. Thank you for the contact, I will see if Michael Brown has an idea. I also…"
Jun 30, 2020
Gilly Read FRPS posted a blog post

Adolf Morath

In the 1960's I had left college and worked part time as an assistant to Adolf Morath photographing industrial subjects. Mainly running around and changing the flash bulbs in the multi fash heads he had specially designed for him. He sometimes used the Bowens heads but prefered the ones he had designed himself.I remeber him taking portaits with these lighte and being amazed that he could aim the lights so accuratley. (with no modelling lights).For his industrial work he set up two 5"x4" cameras…See More
Jun 29, 2020
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Information request: Carte-de-visite from Barnsley

Can anyone tell me anything about this carte-de-visite showing a montage of portrait images mainly of men but including one woman at the bottom of the carte. She and the man beside her look to me to be from a different era to the other images. 

It is credited to by Wilson and Bullock, Gordon Terrace, Barnsley.

I suppose it could show the great…

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Posted on May 24, 2021 at 21:00 — 5 Comments

Adolf Morath

In the 1960's I had left college and worked part time as an assistant to Adolf Morath photographing industrial subjects. Mainly running around and changing the flash bulbs in the multi fash heads he had specially designed for him. He sometimes used the Bowens heads but prefered the ones he had designed himself.

I remeber him taking portaits with these lighte and being amazed that he could aim the lights so accuratley. (with no modelling lights).

For his industrial work he set…

Continue

Posted on June 29, 2020 at 12:00

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At 15:49 on June 30, 2020, Laura Hindelang said…

Dear Gilly,
Thank you for your message! Yes, Morath's Kuwait episodes interest me most and it has been really difficult to find information on this period of his life. Thank you for the contact, I will see if Michael Brown has an idea.

I also came across the name of Charlotte Marx and that she might have been an assistant of Morath. Would you remember in which years Charlotte was working for him? When did you start (and stop) working for Morath?

All the best,
Laura

 
 
 

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