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  • Hands 1930s

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  • Christina sitting on the Beach c 1913

    by Mervyn O'Gorman

  • by By Roger Fenton

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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Getty's Hulton Archives



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South Wales Region LRPS and ARPS Advisory Day

Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery Aberdare CF44 8DL

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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

We are no longer accepting donations as the grave has been restored. Thank you very much to all those who contributed.