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This may be a naive question, but I've been unable to find an answer elsewhere online. Could someone please enlighten me about what a "Victoria" is? I assume from this 1872 ad in an American business…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Greyhavens Jul 9, 2020.
My apologies if this has been discussed previously, but my searches here have not indicated such. I'm trying to find the origin of "camera worker" as used to describe an artistic photographer. Of…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Malcolm Corrigall Aug 14, 2018.
Derek Bousé in his book Wildlife Films (2000) says that the earliest known photograph of wildlife (in this case, penguins) showing "real behavior in a natural setting" was taken during the Challenger…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sullivan HonFRPS Feb 19, 2017.
This could be a trivia question, but I'm asking it as a serious inquiry. Does anyone know which museum first collected photographs? I'm not looking for the first that exhibited photographs (although…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Joe Rock May 2, 2018.
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Roddy Simpson, in his book The Photography of Victorian Scotland, states that four Daguerreotypes were exhibited, but information I received directly from the RSA indicates only three were…Continue
Posted on August 29, 2015 at 20:00 — 10 Comments
I'm exploring the somewhat little-known historical connections between photography and philanthropy, and I'd very much like to hear any insights or suggestions others may have. In the broadest sense of the term "philanthropy" these connections began with Daguerre, who received a 6,000 Franc annual stipend for life from the French government in recognition of his contribution (he also convinced the government to give 4,000 Francs annually to Niépce's estate). Since then various governments,…Continue
Posted on April 28, 2015 at 21:30 — 1 Comment