Top of the Pops photographer collection up for auction at Ewbanks

CERTAIN shows were TV gold when I was growing up. You didn’t miss the latest Dr Who tackling Daleks and Cybermen. Grange Hill actors became virtually your own schoolmates. Take Hart encouraged your artistic leanings (although my parents’ black and white telly rather spoiled the effect). Blue Peter’s sticky-back plastic was legendary – even if … Continue reading “Top of the Pops photographer collection up for auction at Ewbanks”

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‘Abominable Snowman’ Pictures on offer at Christie’s online sale.

Why is the Yeti an ‘Abominable Snowman’? Who has met him/her to judge? Maybe the creature is just misunderstood. Then again, the ‘Amiable Snowman’ is not exactly headline-grabbing. Many mountaineers believe in its existence, however, and photos showing footprints supposedly left by the beast in the Himalayas are on offer during Christie’s online-only section of … Continue reading “‘Abominable Snowman’ Pictures on offer at Christie’s online sale.”

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‘Snowflake’ Bentley Photomicrographs from 1890s make $18k

We’re all going to shuffle off this mortal coil one day. But sometimes when it happens it seems strangely appropriate: the ‘he/she died doing what they loved best’ line. Wilson A. Bentley probably didn’t intend to meet his end by dying of pneumonia after walking six miles home in a snowstorm, but as the first … Continue reading “‘Snowflake’ Bentley Photomicrographs from 1890s make $18k”

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History caught on camera – China and Japan in the 1860s

Early views of China and Japan are rarities in themselves, and photographs that record significant historical events are even rarer. So Lawrence’s of Crewkerne are expecting quite a buzz on January 31 when they will offer an album of photographs by Felice Beato in their sale. The album was compiled in 1863 for Captain Roderick Dew, … Continue reading “History caught on camera – China and Japan in the 1860s”

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