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Found image - process is it an autotype/carbon print?
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I acquired many years ago, probably from a fair or garage sale, a copy of the seventh edition of 'The Dictionary Of Photography', by E. J. Wall F.R.P.S. publ: Hazell,Watson, & Viney, Ltd. 1897. I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Novak May 15, 2018.

Memorials of the Old College of Glasgow - publ:1872 Thomas Annan

One would not expect to come upon this volume in the antipodes but I was fortunate to have been able to acquire a copy for a very modest price from an antique/second hand book dealer who had no idea…Continue

Started Jun 8, 2015

Dr William Delano Walker
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Dr Walker, an Australian, arrived in England in the late 1920s. He was a keen photographer earning a medal from the RPS for a series of images of 'The Life History of the Kangaroo'. He gave lectures…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by bill purvis Dec 22, 2014.

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Photographer unknown

I have two photographs image size each 2.5" X 3.5" printed on a heavy semi gloss paper but irregularly cut.

They are in the style I think of Cecil Beaton and C1930s?

I am reasonably sure I have seen the girl with the basket of fruit published, perhaps in BJP?

The photos were acquired with a collection of  Dr William Delano Walker who I have mentioned in a…


Posted on November 4, 2014 at 13:30

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