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John Quin commented on Martin John Last's blog post Information request: British colonialists in India
"Hi MartinI'm in the process of digitizing a similar album that I acquired last year, this one is from a Scottish family who were managing a tea plantation in Ceylon between 1880 and 1900. The album also contains several Scottish prints by…"
Mar 3
Leon Johnathan Lyell commented on Martin John Last's blog post Information request: British colonialists in India
"Hi Martin, I have an interest in tea history in India and have forwarded these two examples to a friend who worked in the industry in Assam in the 1960s. I'll let you know if he has any comments. Cheers Leon"
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Martin John Last commented on Martin John Last's blog post William Edward Kilburn - Painted salt prints
"Thanks again Geoff, I believe Kilburn opened his business at 222 Regent St. in February 1847 and moved to 234 Regent St. in 1853. To state the obvious, my lady and gentleman must have been photographed between those dates."
Jul 15, 2020
GEOFF RIMMER commented on Martin John Last's blog post William Edward Kilburn - Painted salt prints
"Martin Erddig is closed at the moment due to the virus and only a few staff are at the site. But those I have checked with dont think there is a similar subject at Erddig. But what we think is familiar is the detail of the dress. The photograph of…"
Jul 14, 2020
Martin John Last commented on Martin John Last's blog post William Edward Kilburn - Painted salt prints
"Thanks Geoff. From a quick search I cannot find any Kilburn painted salt prints on the NTC site but I suspect that many items are not digitalised yet. If you have any luck identfying the lady I'd be more than interested of course."
Jul 14, 2020
GEOFF RIMMER commented on Martin John Last's blog post William Edward Kilburn - Painted salt prints
"There are daguerreotypes at Erddig the NT property at Wrexham in Kilburn cases. There are also painted salt prints you may find them if you go to National Trust Collections The image of the lady looks familiar I will ask the house staff if they have…"
Jul 13, 2020
Steve Edwards commented on Martin John Last's blog post William Edward Kilburn - Painted salt prints
"By the mid-50s all the major studios were making them. These are definitely by ' WE Kilburn'."
Jun 22, 2020
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William Edward Kilburn - Painted salt prints

I've been lurking for a while but this is my first post. I acquired a pair of painted salt prints stamped 'Mr. Kilburn 222 Regent Street'. I assume these are by William Edward Kilburn but I cannot find other examples of painted salt prints by him.Can anyone point me in the direction of other examples or tell me more about the ones I have (date etc.)?I attach a few images.…See More
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Information request: British colonialists in India

Fairly recently I acquired a large and interesting album that appears to have been compiled by a British family managing a tea plantation in India, possibly around Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The photographs are a mixture of personal photographs, most likely taken by an enthusiastic amateur,and (presumably purchased) professional photographs by people such as…

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Posted on January 29, 2021 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

William Edward Kilburn - Painted salt prints

I've been lurking for a while but this is my first post. I acquired a pair of painted salt prints stamped 'Mr. Kilburn 222 Regent Street'. I assume these are by William Edward Kilburn but I cannot find other examples of painted salt prints by him.

Can anyone point me in the direction of other examples or tell me more about the ones I have (date…

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Posted on June 15, 2020 at 9:30 — 5 Comments

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