Category Archive: Vintage Plates

Edwardian Wet Plates?

Edwardian Wet Plates?

Picked these glass plate negatives up off Feepay recently, the seller had a large number of them, I bought a handful of the better ones …

 

Jones the Chemist

Jones the Chemist

A Dry Plate (1/2) negative of Jones the Chemist. I bought this for a couple of pounds of Feepay just because of the window content. …

 

The Spencer Collection

The Spencer Collection

Just a very quick blog post before I head to the airport. I’m speaking at the 2+3D Photography Conference at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam tomorrow and just wanted …

 

Egypt – A Dry Plate Holiday

Egypt – A Dry Plate Holiday

Box of quarter plates, a mix of portraits and a trip to Egypt, Luxor I think…. A hobbyist photographer. “In Loving Memory of Jane Andrew, Widow …

 

Acquaintance and collections

Acquaintance and collections

I picked up an ebay item last week from Janet, who turned out to be a fellow collector. We got chatting as you do when …

 

The Riley Jones Collection

The Riley Jones Collection

I’m calling these the Riley Jones Collection, kindly donated by Gwen Riley Jones. A box full of half plates and a handful of quarter plates. …

 

Ambrotype of a young girl

Ambrotype of a young girl

A lovely quarter plate uncased ambrotype, added to the collection, I thought it might have been in a worse condition than it actually is. It was advertised …

 

More to the Collection…

More to the Collection…

I think its about time I catalogued and stored my historic photography collection properly. It becoming a little uncontrolled. Here are some further additions. A mix …

 

Dry Plates and Albumen Print

Dry Plates and Albumen Print

Recent Feepay purchases to add to my collection. Three half plates (Dry) and a lovely whole plate albumen print. And this Bearded chap being the reason I …

 

Job lot of glass plate negatives…

Job lot of glass plate negatives…

Another job lot of glass plate negatives from Feepay. I do like a good job lot as you never know whats you are going to …

 

Welsh dry plate negatives 1906?

Welsh dry plate negatives 1906?

Another job lot of dry plate negatives, I was hoping they were half plate so I could re use the wooden box for my own …

 

Stereo Negatives – Blackburn area.

Stereo Negatives – Blackburn area.

This is the box of Stereo 45×107 mm glass negatives I mentioned in a previous post, bought at an antiques fair in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. Verascope, Polyscope and …

 

A productive weekend…

A productive weekend…

It’s been a busy few weeks and the next few weekends are booked up with more events. A couple of weeks ago I was in West Wales …

 

Wet Plate Negatives of Coventry

Wet Plate Negatives of Coventry

These have been sitting on my desk at work for a while, waiting for me to digitise them. I bought them last second on Feepay …

 

Ramsgate – a Victorian Albumen print

Ramsgate – a Victorian Albumen print

Just arrived in the post today. A lovely large albumen print of Ramsgate beach. Look closer and you can see the beach photographers wet plate darkroom …

 

What you reading?

What you reading?

What also interests me about Historic photographs is not just the subject matter but also the added paraphernalia. Whether its about whats going on around …

 

Victorian Photoshop anyone?

Victorian Photoshop anyone?

Following on from the previous Albumen print blog post which show some of the negative re touching showing up in the print I thought I’d …

 

Albumen Print by Balmain of Edinburgh

Albumen Print by Balmain of Edinburgh

This is a lovely Albumen portrait print of a young woman by Balmain of Edinburgh. As the prices of Victorian ambrotypes/tintypes continues to rise I’ve …

 

Wet Plate Negatives 1876

Wet Plate Negatives 1876

I’ve been digitising a pile of Ambrotypes, Dageurrotypes and negatives (wet&dry) that have been sitting in a box at the studio over the past few months. These …

 

Very large solar prints maybe?

Very large solar prints maybe?

These arrived yesterday, I had bought them from the usual Feepay for a grand total of £4 which included postage?! How they can do that …

 

An Opalotype

An Opalotype

Just arrived on my desk is this lovely 10″x8″ Opalotype of a very dapper young gent! Its in excellent condition and survived being shipped to me. …

 

Daguerreotype siblings

Daguerreotype siblings

Heres another lovely daguerreotype I’ve added to the collection, of a young boy and his sister. Its in excellent condition but a little dusty inside, I’ll …

 

The Brierley Family

The Brierley Family

These two ambrotypes were for sale at a local auction house, I had left a commission bid and had surprisingly won when I checked my …

 

Mrs Lewthwaite & William Lewthwaite

Mrs Lewthwaite & William Lewthwaite

My heart sank when I opened this recent purchase. The sound of glass rattling about is never a good sign. Luckily it was only the …

 

Mr Langtons Parlour Portrait

Mr Langtons Parlour Portrait

Two framed tinted albumen prints by James Arthur Langton. I didn’t buy these for the actual photographs but more for the printed details on the …

 

New ambrotypes to the collection

New ambrotypes to the collection

A couple of little ambrotypes to add to the collection. Prices continue to rise for vintage plates on Feepay, especially for ones in decent cases. People …

 

Introducing Miss Dunlop

Introducing Miss Dunlop

I bought these a couple of months ago, thanks to the help of Andrew for picking them up and sending them on to me. The online …

 

Dry Plate – A building site

Dry Plate – A building site

Heres another dry plate neg from a recent batch of purchases. This one is of a building site in Swanwick, Derbyshire dated August 1914, attributed …

 

The Purrfect Host….

The Purrfect Host….

I recently made an opportunist bid on a box of Dry quarter plates, having only seen one in the description, I must say I’m pleasantly …

 

Peter Forshaw 1815 – 1870

Peter Forshaw 1815 – 1870

I bought this framed photograph via an auction house. A little more than I would usually pay but I was a little intrigued by what …

 

Ambrotype couple….

Ambrotype couple….

Another cased ambrotype to the collection. Prices on Feepay have shot up over the past six months for ambrotypes. Difficult to get anything for the …

 

The Artist – Dry Plate Neg

The Artist – Dry Plate Neg

This is another historical dry plate negative. A little strange this one. The artist with his back to the camera and collar up, doesn’t seem to …

 

Pupil of F.S.Archer – The Inventor

Pupil of F.S.Archer – The Inventor

I bought this a few months ago along with some other plates. The subject matter didn’t really do much for me although it is very …

 

Painted Albumen Portrait by Southwell of London

Painted Albumen Portrait by Southwell of London

I believe this is a painted albumen print by William Henry Southwell. “The Southwell Brothers comprised the partnership between William (1823–70), Frederick (1833–83) and Edwin (1840–82) …

 

The Webster Family 1912

The Webster Family 1912

I bought a few half plate negs recently, this is one of them, the text along the top of the neg says “Mr T Webster …

 

A Victorian wet plate negative.

A Victorian wet plate negative.

I have a large number of ambrotypes, tintypes and a few opalotypes now. This is the first wet plate negative to be added to my …

 

Opalotype – Grandfather Kissack

Opalotype – Grandfather Kissack

This hand coloured Opalotype arrived in the post a few weeks ago, sadly it cracked during delivery, luckily it was paper backed and it kept …

 

Tintype

Tintype

I actually bought this plate hoping it was an ambrotype as it was described incorrectly online and has the “look” of an ambrotype. Turned out …