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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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Victoria and Albert Museum

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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.

12 October 2016

Discovering Photographic Treasures at the National Library of Wales

A report on the RPS Historical Group's visit to the National Library of Wales