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I have a query regarding the studio Johnston and Hoffman, recognized as an important studio in India (Calcutta specifically) at the turn of last century. This is an English postcard I have credited…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John Toohey Aug 10, 2015.
HelloI am curious about the initials JBB at the bottom right of this postcard. Could it be J B B Wellington? Does anyone know if he made postcards like this?…Continue
Started Nov 28, 2013
Does anybody have any information on the English Studio, operating in Baku, Azerbaijan at…Continue
Started Dec 4, 2011
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Hello, and thanks, John
I think they are Valentine's imagages ok, but George D Valentine wasn't the only one of the Dundee company to photograph in New Zealand, though he was certainly and exemplary photographer. I'm in China and my records are still in NZ so can't give details now, but Alfred Burton and George Valentine were more than likely aware of the work of people like Muybridge and O'Sullivan in the North American west - through magazine and newspaper articles, if not actual exhibitions, so they may not have seen any samples. WH Jackson, however, visited NZ around 1895 and took some photographs there that are in the Library of Congress collection.
The links or non-links between the pioneer photographers, and comparisons, like you have hinted at, are certainly worth looking into.
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