DIGITAL ARCHIVE

The STARS archive is a multi-site physical and digital repository of the productions of commercial studio photography between 1880 and 1980.

The archive, in-the-making, is intended for research purpose.

 

It consists of photographic material (negatives and prints) which have been sourced from a variety of contributors:

Studio collections– digital copies of original negatives and prints held by owners of studios

Private collections-digital copies of original negatives and prints  held by individuals who have come forward to contribute to the archive

Shop collections-digital copies of original negatives and prints held in antique shops and second-hand stores.

STARS collection-digital copies of original negatives and prints  either collected by team members or gifted to the project.