Monthly Archives: January 2011

In focus: Vintage Photograph Groups on Flickr

I administer a number of groups on Flickr, some of which I’ll no doubt feature and promote in due course. But for starters be sure to check out the Vintage Photographs [Directory] group. Like other self-proclaimed meta-groups on Flickr (there’s … Continue reading

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In focus: A father and and his children. 1867

As seen on Flickr A father and and his children Image by Crafty Dogma Click on image to view original on Flickr This has to be one of the more unusual and strangely captivating early carte de visite that I’ve … Continue reading

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Fred Guyer and Zab Adams

As seen on Flickr A rather remarkable discovery this one, posted with kind permission of the owner, Flickr user Piedmont Fossil. No real point in my trying to summarise the full story. All I will say is that if you … Continue reading

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A birthday gift from Annie Pretty

I stumbled across the site Reminiscene via twitter today.  It’s a site which aims to reunite orphaned photographs, and indeed whole albums, with their long-lost rightful owners. An admirable intention in itself, but also some wonderful photos, great stories, and … Continue reading

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In focus: British Postal Museum & Archive photographic collections

See more BPMA images: – on Flickr – collections catalogue This is the first of what I hope will be a regular series of articles featuring collections of vintage photographs that have caught my eye.  I’ll especially aim to focus … Continue reading

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Tram in Teddington (as featured in new book)

As seen on Flickr Tram in Teddington Originally uploaded by whatsthatpicture About a year or so ago someone emailed me out of the blue about this image from my Flickr photostream. He was writing a book about the London and … Continue reading

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Weekly twitter digest: 2011-01-28

RT @sebchan: Our new WordPress plugin being used! Photographs from the Powerhouse Museum Collection | http://bit.ly/eQiYE2 # My Hull Trawler images featured in BBC History magazine. Great article. # RT @fotokabinet Iconic photo of Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh explained. … Continue reading

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Conserving photos at the Imperial War Museum

As seen on Flickr Get yer gloves on! Original photo by Imperial War Museum The team at the Imperial War Museum have been conserving some photographs that will be displayed in the forthcoming Once Upon a Wartime exhibition at IWM … Continue reading

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Photographs from the Powerhouse Museum Collection

The Powerhouse Museum has just launched a plugin for WordPress (the software that this blogs runs on) which allows you to easily embed images of their collections in your own blog. Below is a selection showing some of the wonderful … Continue reading

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Weekly twitter digest: 21 January 2011

New exhibition: "Fenton and Cameron on exhibition in Lake District" on British photographic history: http://ning.it/hBMqK0 # Swedish National Heritage Board hits 1,000,000 on Flickr Commons! http://www.k-blogg.se/2011/01/12/1-000-000-views-on-flickr-commons/ # New experimental timeline of Flickr Commons images – http://www.whatsthatpicture.com/vintage-photos/flickr-commons/interactive-timeline # Exciting news – … Continue reading

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