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Photographer standing beside his tripod-mounted plate camera, c 1890s.
Photograph taken from a collection of photographs, equipment and printed material tracing the history of photography, assembled by Kodak Limited and acquired from them by the National Museum of Photgraphy, Film & Television in the mid-1980s. As well as approximately 200,000 photographs, the Collection includes nearly 10,000 items of photographic and cinematic equipment as well as books and printed ephemera. The Collection is especially strong in the area of popular photography. It includes examples of most of the products made by Kodak Limited and thousands of snapshots, dating back to the 1880s. It also contains work by known photographers such as FM Sutcliffe and Paul Martin.