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A year or so ago, I found a tinted daguerreotype of an unidentified young lady by Elliott & Fry (E&F). The case and lining paper behind the daguerreotype carry the E&F name and address (55 Baker St., London). The shape of the case and mount window seem quite unusual.
I am puzzled by this item for two reasons.
1. E&F were…Continue
Posted on January 29, 2023 at 14:00 — 15 Comments
I'd be interested in any information members can give me with respect to an album of fairly small images that I think were taken in or around Bethesda, a slate mining town in Wales. Some of the images show work at the slate mines and these images often have numbers and notes to the back. Other images show life in the town or the countryside around it. Many…Continue
Posted on February 20, 2022 at 14:30 — 8 Comments
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…Continue
Posted on January 29, 2021 at 8:00 — 2 Comments
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…Continue
Posted on June 15, 2020 at 9:30 — 5 Comments
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