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Historical

  • Christina sitting on the Beach c 1913

    by Mervyn O'Gorman

  • by By Roger Fenton

  • 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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24Aug
25Aug
2018

Field Trips

Glasgow Event

Kelvin Hall (meet in Coffee bar)

29Aug
2018

Lectures

Rejlander in Victorian Giants comes to Sheffield

Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

23Sep
2018

Field Trips

South Wales RPS Visit to Autumn Steam Gala Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster to Bridgnorth

Kidderminster Station, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, DY10 1QX

27Oct
2018

Lectures, Meetings

Historical Group Research Day 2018

Sheffield Hallam University

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Photography blogs  More →

17 August 2018

Researching the Royal Photographic Society

The Royal Photographic Society has a long and distinguished history back to 1853. Its publications and membership are a key resource for anyone researching British photographic history. Find out more how to access these resources.

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.