Early Photographs

Early Photographs exhibitionIn January 1839, after several decades of experiments to create an enduring image through the action of light on sensitized surfaces, two processes that had been invented independently in the 1830s were announced to the public. Images could be made to ‘draw’ themselves and a visual medium was born that changed the world as far as humans perceived it.

Early Photographs from the Museum’s Collection

A small display of photographs from the museum’s exceptional collection illustrating early examples of the first photographic processes.

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