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Meir Berk's Blog – March 2012 Archive (4)

Covent Garden Flower women

In his television series "Britain's First Photo Album", broadcast on the 12th March on BBC2, John Sergeant repeatedly refers to the John Thomson photo of "Covent Garden Flower Women" as having been taken by Francis Frith.

He also shows another Thomson photo "Covent Garden Labourers" in the same Frith context.

Can this be an oversight or is it a new…


Added by Meir Berk on March 25, 2012 at 10:27 — 2 Comments

Cased tinted salt print portrait by Gustave Le Gray

Here is a cased and tinted salt print of a young man by Gustave Le Gray taken between 1856 and 1860. I decided to create this blog because I have not come across another during my 20 years of collecting.

I would appreciate comments by members who might have seen or own similar items.  Kind regards,  Meir…


Added by Meir Berk on March 10, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

Charming Scottish Ambrotype

I could not resist sharing with you this compelling half plate ambrotype image of four Scottish children, one of the best compositions I have seen.   Meir…


Added by Meir Berk on March 8, 2012 at 19:00 — No Comments

Impressive Beards

Hello all, The subject of impressive beards being topical, I thought I would add a cabinet photo by Villiers and Sons. Who is the guy by the way? Regards, Meir Villiers%26sons.jpg

Added by Meir Berk on March 7, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

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