Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,113 pages of information and 233,645 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Photographic Society of London

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

1853 20 January: The Society was formed to raise the artistic and scientific status of photography through meetings, publications, and annual exhibitions. Roger Fenton was its first honorary secretary. A publication committee was appointed in February and the Journal of the Photographic Society began publication on 3 March. The first editor was Arthur Henfrey FRS.

1856 Roger Fenton retired as secretary of The Society; the offices of secretary and editor were then combined; the Rev J. R. Major held the post until June 1857

1857 William Crookes was appointed secretary and editor.

1859 Hugh Welch Diamond became secretary until December 1868

1869 John Spiller became secretary.

1880 William de W. Abney took over as secretary.

1894 Became the Royal Photographic Society

See Also


Sources of Information