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I am researching these 2 photos, mounted back to back, from a British album dated 1858-1860. They appear to show a boy's prep school with many students, a curious tree/metal sculpture or scientific apparatus, and a military bridge- building structure.
Both are arch-topped albumen prints, 196 x 146 mm.
The uniforms/ hats remind me of Dodgson's photos of the…Continue
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Would anyone know who the photographer was?
Were these part of…Continue
Does anyone know the true photographer of this image? I've seen it variously attributed to Thomson and A. Fong. Published in "A New History of Photography" Edited by Michel Frizot (Page 149) as "attributed to Fong".
My copy has a letterpress description below… and is listed as No. 321, so obviously part of a series, book, or album, but I can find no information about…Continue
I am searching for information on these 2 photos of the Wedgwood family. One portrait of "Fanny Wedgwood, (Mrs. Francis) and one portrait of three children listed as "Aunt Rose, Aunt Mab, and Grandaddy Wedgwood (Lawrence).
They are both about 8 x 10" albumen prints, mounted behind arch-topped boards. Fanny heavily painted(oil?),…Continue
Any information, even about the uniform or sword would be appreciated.
I am astounded by the generosity and knowledge of members here. Thank You. So here is a puzzle: a photograph of the interior of the Guernsey Court House, 1859. On the back is a typewritten description listing the names of all present, titled "Figure 9" with an ink inscription: "photograph kindly lent by Wm. Ingham" I am assuming this was lent to be published, but can find…Continue