Collecting Photographica

In 2019, the remainder of the John Hannavy Collection will be put up for auction. Watch out for further details once an auction date has been agreed.


The first half of the collection featured in the 'Photography: The First Hundred Years' sale at Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, on March 9th 2018.


The collection included the largest collection of union cases in Britain – including many examples by the only British manufacturer, John Smith of Birmingham; a collection of Fenton's images of the Crimean War; images from Francis Frith's tours of Egypt; 'Love' by Julia argaret Cameron; early waxed paper negatives of Scottish locations; a large collection of cased daguerreotypes and ambrotypes; stereoscopic daguerreotypes by Antoine Claudet and others; stereo ambrotypes by James Date and; and hundreds of other items including bromoil transfer prints by Alexander Wilson Hill.


Roger Fenton: Chasseurs d'Afrique, salt print from a wet collodion negative. This is one of a collection of Fenton's Crimean images which will be included in the auction. John has been collecting 19th and early 20th century photographca for over forty years. As well as providing illustrations for several of his books, the collection served as a teaching aid in his academic career at the University of Bolton, where he was Professor in Photography and Photographic History. 


The Victorian Photographs of Dr. Thomas Keith and John Forbes White is still available from John Hannavy Publishing, the remaining hardback copies now reduced to half price, just £10.00 + P&P

To order a copy, use the Contacts page.


Published by PiXZ/Halsgrove in October 2017, price £9.99, is  Edwardian Railways in Postcards a celebration both of the railways themselves and of the art of the postcard photographers, colourists and publishers. Click on the book cover, below to log on to where you can see all of John Hannavy's currently available books. 

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