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Wilson Laidlaw
  • Lewes, East Sussex
  • United Kingdom
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Wilson Laidlaw commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Lacock Abbey has slavery link
"Probably every stately home built or occupied in the UK, between 1600 and 1850 has some slavery link if one delved deep enough. "
Sep 28
Wilson Laidlaw commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Online talk:From Banff to Balmoral: The photography of George Washington Wilson
"I will have to check when I get back to the UK in October but I am fairly sure that a number of postcards in an album belonging originally to my great aunt, who lived in Keith, Banffshire, were from G.W.Wilson's company. She lived from around…"
Sep 1
Wilson Laidlaw commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Proposed changes at the National Trust may adversely impact Britain's photographic heritage
"I regret that the proposed moves are symptomatic of the views of many museums and cultural heritage organisations, that they are very inward looking and over-protective of any outsider viewing or researching any of their stored items. They seem to…"
Aug 24
Wilson Laidlaw commented on ben simpson's photo
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nuro film car

"There is an interesting article on Nuro here http://www.artdecocameras.com/cameras/nuro/nuro-box/ . I recognise the car, which is a Rover 14 or 16 from around 1937/38. Maybe the boss' car as these were regarded as bank manager's or…"
Aug 10
Wilson Laidlaw replied to Michaela Clark's discussion 20th C Photo-history in Cape Town, South Africa
"The Chavonnes Battery museum on the Victoria and Alfred waterfront in Cape Town, has a very good collection of period photographs and engravings of Cape Town. https://www.chavonnesbattery.co.za ; Wilson"
Jun 8
Wilson Laidlaw commented on David Robert Jones's blog post Mistakes in the titles of Crimean War photographs held by collections
"I have found museums very resistant to suggestions that there might be any error on any of their descriptions. I was in a museum in New Orleans and I noticed that some Leica cameras were incorrectly labelled (I am a keen amateur Leica historian,…"
Apr 20
Wilson Laidlaw replied to Alex Burnham's discussion Antique Enlarger
"I have a receipt from Wallace Heaton of New Bond Street for my Leica IIIa and f2 Summar (I am only the second owner) and a whole lot of other bits and pieces. Amongst these is a Cresco Enlarger for the sum of £3 5/-. No enlarging lens is in…"
Apr 21, 2019
Wilson Laidlaw commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Auctions: John Hannavy Collection, plus photography and photographic equipment
"I hope that Flint's estimated pricings are realised, as that would help maintain the value of my collection but I fear they are somewhat to considerably optimistic. This would especially apply to broken or fungus damaged items, where my…"
Apr 15, 2019

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