Samurai & Album plates
- Art Funded
- Royal Photographic Society
The collection was formed as a record of the Society's history and a history of photography. It covers the period from pre-photography, including works by William H F Talbot, Roger Fenton, Henry Peach Robinson, Julia Margaret Cameron and British and American secession photography. In addition to approximately 270,000 photographs supported by the Art Fund grant the collection also includes photographic equipment, negatives, books etc.
Largely acquired through gifts by members of the Royal Photographic Society.