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  • Christina sitting on the Beach c 1913

    by Mervyn O'Gorman

  • Hands 1930s

    by Atelier von Behr

The Royal Photographic Society's Historical Group was founded in 1972 to promote knowledge of the history of photography in all its aspects, and to encourage the preservation of photographs, photographic equipment and documents relating to the history of photography. Read more→


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Historical Group Research Day 2017

Cantor Lecture Theatre

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13 February 2017

Historical Group visit to Pitt Rivers Museum Photographic Collection, Oxford

Report on the Historical Group's visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum Photographic Collection on 7th February 2017.

06 January 2017

Robert Howlett Grave Restoration Appeal

There are only two days to go to raise the final £435 of the £2,000 target to restore the grave of pioneering Victorian photographer Robert Howlett.