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"Except, that at auctions 'vultures' congregate to gobble up for a song, or rather a screech, sale's pickings - to then regurgitate their gobblings onto profitable resale opportunities. One doubts 'collectors' of the note of…"
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"Bobbie - Mervyn expressed a wish to see his collection dispersed so that other collectors or institutions could acquire parts. As the catalogue states: 'it was always Mervyn’s wish that his Collection should be sold at auction, so that…"
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Symposium cfp: The Camera, Social Networks and The Inaccessible, from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day / 9 April 2019

The National Trust for Scotland is inviting papers for the first Morton Photography Symposium, to be held on Tuesday 9 April, 2019 at Broughton House & Garden, Kirkcudbright: The Camera, Social Networks and The Inaccessible, from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day. This symposium is inspired by a…

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Posted on July 18, 2018 at 20:17

Event: George Washington Wilson, Artist and Photographer / Aberdeen, 16 August

He may be best known as the guitarist for legendary band Queen but Brian May will visit Aberdeen in August to celebrate the work of another great who rose to fame thanks to a very different royal connection.

The musician and song writer will appear at the University of Aberdeen in his…

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Posted on July 18, 2018 at 20:09

Conference: Stereo Photography: Images, Inventions and Advancements / 18-19 October

The University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections Division will be hosting a conference on Stereo Photography from 18-19 October, 2018 in conjunction with the St Andrews Photography Festival 2018: (Stereo)Views of Scotland.

The topics are broad reaching and will cover both the historic as well as the…

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Posted on July 15, 2018 at 20:40

Job: Archive and Library Manager / NS+MM, Bradford

At the National Science and Media Museum, Insight is our unique collections facility, a 'treasure-trove' of over 26,000 library, archive and image collections. As a large, informal, learning centrethat is truly open to all, our…

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Posted on July 15, 2018 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

Auction: Mervyn Heard magic lantern collection / 17 July 2018

Special Auction Services auction of Fine Photographica on 17 July includes the Mervyn Heard collection of magic lantern slides, optical toys and stereoscopy.Also included are photographs and cameras.  A respected collector and scholar of the popular visual culture and and the lantern Heard died last year.

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Posted on July 13, 2018 at 6:26 — 3 Comments

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At 15:45 on August 3, 2017, Jack leonard Gordon said…

Don't you take any criticism on board. The present set up casts no credit on this organisation or myself.

It may be that somewhere on this site you have left some helpful instructions.If so I can't see it.

My telephone number is 020 8908 5124.

Regards

Jack Gordon

At 17:46 on April 21, 2017, jack leonard gordon said…

I am upset by the effects of my tiny pictures on my four entries .

Should I withdraw them as a whole and start again?

If so how do cancel anything of my submissions?

Regards,

Jack Leonard Gordon

At 5:52 on November 15, 2016, Will Allen said…

The International Directory of Photo Historians has settled in a new home with hopes of stability in location, format, and function. The change coincides with the retirement from teaching of William Allen. At http://classyarts.com/photohistorians/photohistorians.php one may search the directory, add and edit one's entry, and communicate with other historians. The new directory protects the privacy of contact information (including email addresses) for participants. I hope that you and your colleagues will share this information. 

At 22:41 on January 5, 2016, David McGreevy said…

Dear Michael,

First, let me thank you for the BPH site, it has proven to be an invaluable resource for an American collector of British Photographs, and I have "met" many experienced and generous experts here.

I am however, a bit alarmed, do the "major changes" mentioned in your weekly update indicate that the site will soon be subscription based?  That is certainly the impression I got. It would be such a shame after Luminous Lint changed into a monetized site, rather than an open and free exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Respectfully,

David McGreevy

At 11:52 on December 30, 2013, Richard Sambrook said…

Many thanks Michael - I'm delighted to have access to such a great site and resource. Is the Giles Duley talk open to the public? I'd love to come along if so. I am now Professor at the School of Journalism at Cardiff University. Until his recent retirement Daniel Meadows led our work on documentary photography - I'm looking for ways to continue to keep the School actively engaged...Best, Richard

At 19:09 on May 27, 2013, Salvador Tió said…

Dear Mr. Pritchard,

I am looking for information about the beginings of Automat Photography. In particular about the first who was take a British Patent E.J. Ball 16,136. Nov. 23, 1887: Automatic coin-freed apparatus.(“Patents for Inventions vol. II, Abridgments of Specifications, class 98, Photography Great Britain Patent Office, Reprint Edition 1979 Arno Press, A New York Times Company”).

This is all the information that I have about this inventor. I have also a patent from 1900  of the United States and that I believe is attached to the same inventor US657505%5B1%5D.pdf

Do you know more information about this inventor.

Thank you very much.

 

At 16:05 on September 24, 2012, Tom Ruffles PhD, ARPS said…

Thanks for the comment on the Turner post, Michael - I've amended it accordingly.

At 13:33 on July 6, 2012, Tony Hilton said…

Hi Michael,

It was lovely to catch up briefly in May. Sorry it was all so rushed.

You are doing a great job here ... and elsewhere! Well done! Keep it up

Tony Hilton

At 0:59 on May 15, 2012, M C Brown said…

Hallo Michael, Thanks for the regular Newsletter.  Is there any way of recalling earlier versions? A recent issue had a review of the Princeton University book by Roger Taylor on Lewis Carroll and I would be interested in reading it again.  Thanks. 

At 9:19 on October 16, 2011, Richard Brooks said…
Thanks for the suggestions. I succesfully completed the dissertation earlier in the year and I was pleased with the grade and feedback. 

Would you be interested in having a copy of the work? Perhaps I could publish it online if it was felt to be of interest. 
 
 
 

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