1. The Oxford Photographic Society, 1890

This scene, which forms the title-piece of the exhibition, is of an outing of the Oxford Photographic Society to Clifton Hampden in 1890. Henry Minn (far right) donated several important cameras to the Museum and F. A. Bellamy (far left) was the astronomer who routinely worked with the De la Rue photographic telescope at the University Observatory. The photograph would have been taken as a dry-plate negative and the positive lantern slide (see Item 74), from which the image here is reproduced, printed by the wet-collodion method.