Representing the Royal Glass Plate Collection

150 selected photographic historical images were chosen and exhibited at the National Museum, Bangkok, from among the 35,427 glass plate negatives and 50,000 prints, covering a long and continuous period from 1855-1935 in Siam, previously preserved in 3 separate royal libraries of the original owners: King Chulalongkorn, King Vajiravudh, and Prince Damrongrajanubhab. Certainly this collection is worthy to be recognised in part of UNESCO's ambition in preserving it as a part of Memory of the World.



While rummaging through piles of various odd projects which needs finishing (like most of us), I stumbled across a deck of CDVs which I had picked up from a local carboot. CDV, or Carte de Visite, as one could verify throughout the net, is a form of affordable, mass-produced, photographic albumen prints mounted on 2.5... Continue Reading →

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