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Unedited Photos Captured From The Past

Editor Picks | May 22, 2018

1858 Exhibition of the Photographic Society of London featuring old photographs and cameras on display

Source: Photographic Society of London

Here is a photo of the 1858 Exhibition of the Photographic Society of London featuring old photographs and cameras on display

The exhibition was the first to take place in that part of the museum and it was the first time any museum had exhibited photographs at all. It consisting of 1009 photographs and included approximately 250 contributions from its French counterpart, the Société française de photographie.

The whole thing was organized by the Photographic Society of London. It was the Museum's official staff photographer, Charles Thurston Thompson who captured this photo of the densely packed display back in 1858. Thus creating the earliest known photograph of the earliest known photographic exhibition held in a museum.

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Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".