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Recent issues of The PhotoHistorian have had the following content :
It All Started with George Washington Wilson by Roger Taylor
The Wheel Comes Full Circle by Colin Ford
Photohistory: The Evolution of a Discipline by David Bruce
A View from Afar by David Cummings
A New Member Reflects by Janine Freeston
40 Years On by Michael Hallet
(Sigmund) Otto Rosenheim (1871-1955) by Andrew Gunz
The Johnson Collection, Wick by Wick Heritage Society
Research Notes by Geoff Blackwell
Niepce in England, various contributors
The Great Decades: Part Two by Ron Callender
Restoring Housestopper: The Case of Walter Benington by Rob Crow
Early Photography in Nottingham by Geoff Blackwell
Agnes Warburg (1872-1953): Pioneer in Colour Photography by Patricia Ruddle
Sir Benjamin Stone, Spain and 'The Black Legend' by Jim Ranahan
Pinewood, Not Hollywood: The Film Portraits of Cornel Lucas by Linda Marchant
The Amber Collective and the Side Gallery by Donald Stewart
Lancaster City Museum Photograph Collection by Heather Dowler
The Photographic Collections of Lancaster Maritime Museum by Michelle Cooper
The Great Decades: Part One by Ron Callender
Ruskin and the Daguerreotype by Geoff Blackwell
Newcastle University, Robinson Library, Special Collections by Melanie Wood
The Photography of John Edward Kerr Smith - The Annan Lecture by Roisin Reilly
Early Photography at the University of Glasgow by David Weston
George Fowler Jones by Ian Leith
Who Cares for Photography by David Bruce
Egypt and Mecca in the Collection of Historical Photographs at the Museum for East Asian Art in Cologne by Carmen Perez Gonzalez
Some Visual Remains of Paul Pretsch (1808-73) and his Pioneering Photographic Printing by Paul Morgan
The Orotone Process in Australia by Alan Elliott
How British Photography Found its Voice by Paul Hill
The Americans and Other Stories by Michael Hallett
Nathan Lyons in conversation with Carolyn Bloore
RPS Historical Group, various contributors
Rediscovering Sir Benjamin Stone by Pete James
Towards a National Museum by Colin Ford
Exhibition at Russell Square: F. Holland Day and the Royal Photographic Society, by Patricia J. Fanning
The Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts, London, by Sarah McHurter
Seventy Years of Photography, by Roy Hungerford
News and Reviews
No. 158 (Summer/Autumn 2009)
p.5 Exhibition at Russell Square: F. Holland Day and the Royal Photographic Society
Patricia J. Fanning
p.13 The Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts, London
p.14 Guildhall Library Report
p.15 Seventy Years of Photography
p.20 News and Reviews
No. 157 (Winter 2008/Spring 2009)
p. 4. Introduction
Colin Ford introduces a special issue of PhotoHistorian which commemorates an event held by the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, the RPS Historical Group and the Lewis Carroll Society.
p. 5. Henry Holliday Album
Marta Weiss describes making of an album by Lewis Carroll which was presented to the artist Henry Holliday in the summer of 1875. The album presents an unusually concentrated view of the social and artistic milieu in which Dodgson made his photographs.
p. 10. Lewis Carroll’s interest in contemporary photography
Eric Wakeling describes Carroll’s wider interest in looking at photographs at exhibitions, buying photographic prints and his wider interest in photography more generally from 1851 until his death in 1898.
p. 15. Lewis Carroll’s uncle: R. W. Skeffington Lutwidge
Carolyn Bloore looks at Robert Skeffington (1802-1873) and the close relationship he had with Carroll. Both had a shared interest in photography and Skeffington introduced Carroll to photography. Skeffington was an accomplished photographer in his own right.
p. 19. “A temporary break in the history”: Alison & Helmut Gernsheim’s Lewis Carroll: Photographer
Roy Flukinger examines how Helmut and Alison Gernsheim came to write their 1950 biography of Lewis Carroll and gathered a collection of his photographs.
p. 23. Lewis Carroll and his photographic registration
Eric Wakeling examines the numbering systems that Carroll used to annotate his photographs and suggests that a catalogue raisonné is now overdue.
No. 156 (Autumn 2008)
p. 4. Editorial
Carolyn Bloore reviews the Historical Group meeting held at Birmingham Central Library earlier in 2008. This issues publishes some of the papers presented at the all-day meeting.
p. 5. How do you want to be remembered?
Ron Callender explains how ARCHIVE, a collection of photographs taken by professional photographers, under the auspices of the British Institute of Professional Photographers, was deposited at Birmingham Library in July 2007.
p. 7. The history of Birmingham Photographic Society
Tom Grosvenor discusses the history of the BPS from 1856-1884 and from 1884 to the late 1980s. The BPS archive, containing more than 5500 items, is held at Birmingham Central Library.
p. 12. William Crookes and the London Photographic Society
John Sawkill examines the career of William Crookes who was secretary of the London Photographic Society and editor of it’s journal in March 1857. He was replaced by July 1858. Crookes also edited the Liverpool and Manchester Photographic Journal and Photographic News for short periods.
p. 16. Bullring
Michael Hallett describes an exhibition of his photographs which showed the construction of Europe’s largest city centre regeneration project
p. 16. Records of the British Institute of Professional Photography
Ron Callendar notes how the historical records of the BIPP, formerly the Professional Photographers Association, founded in 1901, were deposited with Birmingham Central Library.
p. 17. News, Letters and Reviews
Lyndon Smith portfolio acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum
Impressed by Light. The Historical Group visit to the Museé d-Orsay
No. 154/155 (Spring/Summer 2008)
p. 4. Editorial
Carolyn Bloore described the background to the papers and presentations from The Light from the Darkness conference which this special issue publishes.
p. 5. The light from the darkness: Durham style
Terry King described the thinking behind the conference which he wanted to discuss the development of style and an aesthetic from the earliest days of photography as represented through church photography.
p. 8. Bill Brandt: Topographic record photography
Ian Leith describes the work Brandt undertook as a record photographer through commissions for the National Buildings Record between 1942 and 1953.
p. 13. The influence of Frederick Evans on one man’s photography
David Cummings describes the work of Evans and the effect that it has had on his own photography.
p. 18. Some notes on the photography of church architecture
Richard Ingle describes the influence of previous photographers on his own church photography.
p. 20. Mount St Mary’s, Leeds
Maureen McDonnell. Mount St Mary was the largest parish church in northern Europe when it was build in the 1860s. It is now derelict. McDonnell shows her own work and that of other photographers of the church.
p. 22. News
including an obituary of Robert E Lassam.
No. 153 (December 2007)
p. 4. Editorial
Carolyn Bloore previews the content of PhotoHistorian.
p. 5. The photographic archive of the National Monuments Record, English Heritage
Ian Leith describes the foundation of the NMR in 1941 and the photographic content of the collection up to the acquisition of the Aerofilms collection in 2007.
p. 9. A successful first step: The pilot collaborative project between the Getty Conservation Institute and the National Media Museum
Dusan Stulik and Philippa Wright described this project which started in 2006 to work on scientifically based methodologies for the identification of over 150 historical photographic processes and their variants.
p. 13. Maidstone Museum: The photographic project
Giles Guthrie describes the photographic collections of the museum which was founded in 1858 and was one of the first local authority run museums. Included are daguerreotypes from the 1850s, the Photographic Survey of Kent and local photographer collections.
p. 17. Obituary: Brian Walter Coe (1930-2007)
p. 19. News
No. 152 (August 2007)
p. 4. Editorial
Carolyn Bloore previews the content of PhotoHistorian which presents the second part of papers from the Object glass of science conference.
p. 5. Hurter and Driffield’s place in photographic history
Ron Callender discusses the work of Ferdinand Hurter and Vero Driffield and the RPS sponsored memorial volume edited by W. B. Ferguson and published in 1920 which ignored their later work.
p. 9. The source and nature of inherent colour in early photographic processes
William R. Alschuler examines the earliest colour processes to attempt to explain the nature of the colours they recorded and a comparison to the physical mechanism of Lippmann’s process of 1891.
p. 20. Pioneers of high speed photography and motion analysis
Graham P. Haddelton described the work of the pioneers of high speed photography, Etienne-Jules Marey, Eadweard Muybridge, Ottomar Anschütz , Albert Londe, Georges Demeny, up to Harold Edgerton.
p. 29. Unusual cameras no. 5.
Roy Hungerford describes the Simmonds field, Kimar panoramic and Wirgin Edinex cameras.
p. 30. News
No. 151 (April 2007)
p. 4. Editorial
p. 5. Lionel de Rothschild and the autochrome
Victor Gray described the life and newly rediscovered autochrome plates of Lionel de Rothschild which number 734.
p. 9. The Rusted Boy: An autochrome
Colin Harding describes the activities of J. C. Warburg and the production of his autochrome The rusted boy of 1909.
p. 12. Leonid Andreyev: Autochromes by a Russian writer
Richard Davies in conversation with Carolyn Bloore discusses an archive of 300 autochromes made by the Russian writer Leonid Andreyev (1871-1919)
p. 14. News and Reviews