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