Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
On it’s way to me is a Houghton Ensign Timber and brass hall plate camera. It was sold by Harrington’s in Australia . I am keen to get more information about this marque and type. I have found some…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Michael Barnett Jul 22.
Graham Wood, who had assisted me greatly (amongst others) has mentioned that there are at least 15 numbered views in the William England commission at Sandringham for HRH Prince of Wales. This…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Michael Barnett Dec 12, 2018.
Would be nice to put a date to this studio shot and the stereo viewer on the table.I know the image is from Ontario area and the subject was Levi Armitage as that is pencilled on the back.Just…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Evans Dec 11, 2018.
Stephen Michael Barnett has not received any gifts yet
Having quickly Googled with the information to hand, one of the subjects may well be Sophia Hinerangi…Continue
Posted on October 6, 2019 at 5:00 — 8 Comments
I received recently a purchase from an online auction site. It is in fair condition but has a very non-standard construction. See my photographs. Part of it seemed to be set up almost as Brewster style viewer with opaque screen and pop up mirror.
Any assistance with country of manufacture, date range for manufacturer, and manufacturer much…Continue
Posted on August 25, 2019 at 8:30 — 1 Comment
I have become interested in finding images of folk with stereo viewers . I had such an image in my collection for decades and have come across more recently on online sites. Attached is a cdv of a young lady standing along side a column with an album and a Brewster viewer. I sat down in an antique store last week and went through hundreds of cdv cards from…Continue
Posted on November 24, 2018 at 4:00 — 5 Comments
I returned to my one local antique store this week and traded some images I had for scores of English stereoviews. One is easy to identify in terms of place as its written on the back in copperplate "Royal York Crescent, Clifton. Bristol." I wonder if this view attached could be by William Harvey Barton, who was active in the 1860s.
The other view I attached is of a…Continue
Posted on November 1, 2018 at 4:30 — 3 Comments