Historic images for sale

1/6 plate ambrotype of a coach party arriving at - or leaving from - what has been identified as the Dyke Hotel, Brighton, c.1865. The image is housed in a thermoplastic Union Case, Berg No. 2-48 THREE ROSES IN AN OVAL. The case is in fair/good condition but clasps broken and some corner rubbing. The American-made case contains a label for 'Patent American Union Cases' which was added for the British market. The ambrotype emulsion shows extensive cracking, and the image is rather darker than it appears here, but despite the fact that it has been in the wars, this is a rare and unusual image. £120

Berg No 1-22 THE CAPTURE OF MAJOR ANDRE 1/4 plate black thermoplastic Union Case. Condition is average with some chipping and corner rubbing. This example has the plain oval 3-17 on the reverse. No image. £50


The Victorian Photographs of Dr. Thomas Keith and John Forbes White is now available from John Hannavy Publishing price £20.00 + P&P. 

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Published by PiXZ/Halsgrove in May 2017 is the third volume of John's Britain's Industrial Heritage series – Industries Which Made Britain Triumph. Click on the book cover, below to log on to Amazon.co.uk where you can see all of John Hannavy's currently available books. 

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