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What are your ten outstanding images from those viewed from the timeline?

Have you found a link to photographs on a website that we could add to our timeline?

Do you have any photographs that document the end of the millennium that we could add to our site?

For your ideas, opinions and questions e-mail contact the National Portrait Gallery's Photography Education Officer, Roger Hargreaves at and we will post a selection of responses here in the feedback section.

Dear Mr. Hargreaves,
I was quite excited to find your web site since it contained information on the photographer Olive Edis. Can you tell me if it is possible to obtain greater information on her and her work than is posted on the web? I should explain to you that I own a rather impressive autochrome by her of a woman who I have not identified. The autochrome is housed in a diascope. The image itself measures about 6 1/2 in. x 8 1/4 in. The diascope is similar to a number 1 but much more expensive leather was used. Thediascope is stamped " Autochrome By Olive Edis ". Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you.

Mark Jacobs
3609 Nakoma Road
Madison, Wisconsin

There was an edition of the journal History of Photography (vol. 18 No. 2 Summer 1994) devoted to Early colour and the Autochrome. This includes an article on Olive Edis by Shirley Neale. I am sending you a copy of this.


I had the good fortune to view the exhibit while visiting London last week. It was an educationally uplifting experience--the NPG is one of my favorite galleries, and I had no idea that I would be seeing this particular exhibit---just walked in the door. What a treat!! Please know that I found the inclusion of the women's right to vote by some members of the selection committee to be such an intelligent choice--also the loss of deference--what fascinating topics and what a wonderful response. I loved it ! (The exhibition).

Dorie Shwedel
Franklin, MI, USA

Dear Roger, I have some rare pictures I shot of Andy Warhol in London around 1987 which would document one of the most influential pop artists of the time. Is it too late to add these portraits to your site? I am a member of Bowienet and discovered the link to the National Portrait Gallery from the Bowie Site. I look forward to hearing from you and please view the Warhol images below on my website.

Yours sincerely
Paul Lovelace

Lovelace Photography

Thank you for a very comprehensive and interesting look at 20th century faces.

Is there a printable version of the Timeline anywhere, or can one buy it from a bookstore?


Peter Bradford

There is a free illustrated resource pack containing a booklet, an exhibition poster and eight art prints of photographs from the exhibition. There are a limited number of packs available. Each or college booking a visit to the exhibition will be allocated a pack.


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