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National Media Museum Photographs

The National Photography Collection held at the Museum is one of the finest and most extensive anywhere in the world. It encompasses many significant groups of material, including the Science Museumís Photography Collection, The Royal Photographic Society Collection, the holdings of the former Kodak Museum and the picture library of the former Daily Herald newspaper.
Woman reading a book
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Queen Victoria, c.1870.

By Andre-Adolphe-Eugene Disderi .....A cabinet card sized woodburytype of Queen Victoria (1819-1901), taken in about 1870 by the French photographer Disderi (1819-1889). This is from the 'Disderi' album in the ... more

Girl Photographing a Dog

Collection of (National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) (Photographer unknown)..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain res... more

Special Constable carrying a 'Raiders Passed' sign, London

Special Constable carrying a 'Raiders Passed' sign, London

Woman pushing a bicycle with a baby riding in a basket - 13

Woman pushing a bicycle with a baby riding in a basket - 13

'The Labour League of Youth Cycling Club set off on outing'

'The Labour League of Youth Cycling Club set off on outing'

Magic Lantern Slide of a dog jumping through a hoop.

Collection of (National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) (Artist unknown)..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restricti... more

Reg Harris dispute with NUC

Reg Harris dispute with NUC

Man Rides Bicycle on a Public Street

Digital positive from celluloid negative.

Dog Riding a Tricycle

Collection of (National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) (photographer unknown)..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain res... more

Photographer Mattis Mathiesen at work on Jan Mayen

Creator: Anonymous.Date: Unknown.Format: Photograph; gelatin silver.Collection: Daily Herald Archive ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/Photography/DailyHeraldArchive.aspx ) at the National M... more

Sun-Ray Treatment for a Dog

Collection of (National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) (James Jarche, 1891-1965)..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain ... more

A cabinet card of three children

J E Reeves; Cabinet Card..Collection of National Media Museum..A woman, probably their mother, can be seen behind them...We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain... more

Rat Catcher and his Dog

Collection of (National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) (photographer unknown)..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain res... more

Reference print for 'Hound of the Baskervilles'

Collection of (National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) (photographer unknown)..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain res... more

Basket-carrying cyclist at charity sports day - 14

Basket-carrying cyclist at charity sports day - 14

A lion tamer at Bertram Mills Touring Circus, Ascot

Edward G Malindine..Collection of National Media Museum..This photograph is from the Daily Herald Archive, held at the National Media Museum. It is a collection of over three million press photographs, dating f... more

Jarrow Marchers en route to London

Collection of (National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) (Photographer unknown)..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain res... more

A carte-de-visite of a baby in a bonnet

A Maxwell; Carte-de-Visite..Collection of National Media Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions of the origi... more

Cyclists at Box Hill, Surrey

Cyclists at Box Hill, Surrey

Daguerreotype Portrait of a Dog

Collection of (National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) (photographer unknown)..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain res... more

Princess of Piedmont, with her Baby and Dog

Collection of (National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) (photographer unknown)..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain res... more

Exercising on the Beach

Collection of (National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) (photographer unknown)..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain res... more

A Dog on a Chair

Collection of (National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) (photographer unknown)..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain res... more

A Man with a Dog

Collection of (National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) (F Davey, Gloucester)..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain rest... more

Woman reading a book

Photographer unknown..Collection of National Media Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions of the original ph... more

Ferrotype of a group on a beach with three babies

Photographer Unknown; Ferrotype..Collection of National Media Museum..A ferrotype (also known as a tintype) is a photograph on a thin sheet of iron...We're happy for you to share this digital image within the s... more

Yawning koala bear

Fox Photos..Collection of National Media Museum..This photograph is from the Daily Herald Archive, held at the National Media Museum. It is a collection of over three million press photographs, dating from c.19... more

Sir Walter Scott's Favourite Dog, Maida

Collection of (National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) (William Henry Fox Talbot, 1800-1877, From 'Sun Pictures in Scotland' published in 1845)..We're happy for you to shar... more

Duck

John Dillwyn Llewellyn (1810-1882)..Collection of National Media Museum..In the 1850s the length of exposure time prevented pin-sharp photographs of wildlife that couldn't be counted on to stay still. John Dill... more

Otter

John Dillwyn Llewellyn (1810-1882)..Collection of National Media Museum..In the 1850s long exposure times prevented pin-sharp photographs of wildlife that couldn't be counted on to stay still. John Dillwyn Llew... more

Pavilion. Cremorne Gardens.

Creator: Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834 - 1885).Date: c. 1855.Format: Photograph; albumen print.Collection: The Royal Photographic Society Collection ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/Photograp... more

Town Hall. Melbourne.

Creator: Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834 - 1885).Date: c. 1855.Format: Photograph; albumen print.Collection: The Royal Photographic Society Collection ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/Photograp... more

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, 1856.

By Roger Fenton.....A photograph of Prince Alfred (1844-1900), taken by Roger Fenton (1819-1869) in 1856. Prince Alfred was the second son and fourth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He was the third ... more

Albert Prince Consort, c.1859.

By Camille Silvy (1834-1910).....A carte-de-visite of Prince Albert (1819-1861), taken by an unknown photographer in about 1858. This rather informal portrait of Queen Victoria's husband shows him as thoughtful... more

Baby "Pictet"

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879); Albumen Print..Collection of National Media Museum..Julia Margaret Cameron's handwritten caption under her photograph of Georgina Anna Mary Pictet reads “One year old infant ... more

John Ruskin, c.1875

By Elliot & Fry.....John Ruskin (1819-1900) was one of the leading art and social critics of nineteenth century. He wrote on subjects including geology, architecture, ornithology, literature, botany and pol... more

Ambrotype of a mother with baby in a bonnet

William Edward Kilburn (1819-1891); Ambrotype..Collection of National Media Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reprodu... more

Two children sitting on a settee

Two children sitting on a settee, 1888..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality r... more

Two children on a balcony

Two children on a balcony, 1888..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproduc... more

Hansom cab

Hansom cab, 1888..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions of the or... more

Seated man reading a book

Seated man reading a book, 1888..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproduc... more

Two men on the deck of a ship

Two men on the deck of a ship, about 1890..National Media Museum - Kodak Gallery Collection..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high qualit... more

Two young girls

Two young girls, about 1890..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproduction... more

Woman reading

Woman reading, about 1890..National Media Museum - Kodak Gallery Collection..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions ... more

Boy paddling in the sea

Boy paddling in the sea, about 1890..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality repr... more

Baby elephant at the zoo

Baby elephant at the zoo, about 1890..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality rep... more

Kingsbury and Neasden station

Kingsbury and Neasden station, about 1890..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high qualit... more

Children paddling in the sea

Children paddling in the sea, about 1890..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality... more

Woman at a market stall

Woman at a market stall, about 1890..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality repr... more

Woman riding a donkey

Woman riding a donkey, about 1890...Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality repro... more

Woman, boy and a pram

Woman, boy and a pram, about 1890..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reprod... more

Beach photographer

Beach photographer, about 1890..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproduct... more

Metropolitan railway steam locomotive

Metropolitan railway steam locomotive, about 1890..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on hig... more

Children walking with a wheelbarrow

Children walking with a wheelbarrow, about 1890..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high ... more

Ninely and Nine

Collection of (National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) (Joseph Gale (1830-1906)..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain r... more

Woman in a rowing boat

Woman in a rowing boat, about 1890..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality repro... more

Children paddling in the sea

Children paddling in the sea, about 1890..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality... more

Girl looking in a rock pool

Girl looking in a rock pool, about 1890..Collection of National Media Museum/Kodak Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality ... more

Group of photographers posing in a studio

Creator: Unknown.Date: 1890.Collection: The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection.aspx ) .Inventory no: 1990-5036/6032/0012 .Blog post: Snappy 5th b... more

'Lord and Lady Curzon on an Elephant'

Photographer unknown..Collection of National Media Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions of the original ph... more

Flea microphotograph

Arthur E Durham (died 1895)..Collection of National Media Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions of the orig... more

'Frosche in Bauch und Ruckenlage' (Frog on Back and Front)

Josef Maria Eder (1855-1945); X-ray..Collection of National Media Museum..An image from the very early days of X-ray photography...We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Common... more

Cyclists looking at maps, about 1900

Cyclists looking at maps, about 1900

Cyclists on a towpath, about 1900 - 9

Cyclists on a towpath, about 1900 - 9

Richard and Cherry Kearton taking a photograph of a bird's nest

Creator: Richard Kearton (1862 - 1928) and Cherry Kearton (1871 - 1940).Date: 1900.Material: Paper.Collection: The Royal Photographic Society Collection ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/Phot... more

'Mother and Child'

Rudolf Dührkoop (1848-1918); Opalotype..Collection of National Media Museum..This is an opalotype - a photograph on white glass...We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons... more

'Mr and Mrs Rattus: Old English Black Rat'

Douglas English (died 1939)..Collection of National Media Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions of the orig... more

'A Zoo Study'

Paul Martin (1864-1944)..Collection of National Media Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions of the original... more

'The Awakening'

Emma Barton (1872-1938); Carbon..Collection of National Media Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions of the ... more

'Commander Clare Royse On Tricycle', 1901 - 10

Commander Clare Royse On Tricycle

Still from footage recorded by Edward Turner, 1902.

Image from the National Media Museum Collection...Between the end of 1901 and early 1903, Edward Turner made various test films of colourful subjects such as a parrot, a goldfish in a bowl against a brightly st... more

Lee and Turner Colour Projector, 1902.

Object from the National Media Museum Collection...Edward Turner’s method for creating moving colour pictures was to record successive frames on black and white film through red, green and blue filters and to p... more

Horace Nicholls setting off on a photographic trip by bicycle, c.1903

Horace Nicholls setting off on a photographic trip by bicycle, c.1903

Dog riding a tricycle, about 1905 - 12

Dog riding a tricycle, about 1905 - 12

Charles Urban (1867-1942), c.1910.

Image from the National Media Museum Collection. ..The American Charles Urban came to London in 1897 to manage a film and equipment company. He quickly made the Warwick Trading Company, the leading firm in the ... more

'Parade Of Soldiers Marching With Bikes', about 1914

'Parade Of Soldiers Marching With Bikes', about 1914

"Gas." Australian troops with respirators on posed for the camera in the advance trench, Garter Point, 4th Division

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

Hell Fire Corner on the Menin Road; a sticky place that's always taken at the trot

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

Frederick H. Evans

Creator: J. R. H. Weaver.Date: c. 1915.Format: Photograph; platinum process/platinotype.Collection: The Royal Photographic Society Collection ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/Photography/Roya... more

Supports going up after battle to relieve the front trenches, note the three observation balloons above the bright cloud

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

The prisoners receive precisely the same rations as our own troops

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

Many of the tanks put out of action were used as shelters for the wounded

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

The gaps in the wire near Anvil Wood through which the 53rd Battn. rushed the machine gun posts on Aug 31st 1918 were death traps

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

Reserves passing through the tracks near Guillemont Farm

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

Canadians advancing on our right were assisted by Tanks

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

Digging in behind the outposts of the Hindenburg Line. 'D' Co, 45th Battn, near Ascension Farm

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

Attending to wounded in German dugouts

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

The morning of Aug.8th 1918. German prisoners just taken, returning in charge of a single Australian past their own burning dug-outs

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

"Wild Eye", the Souvenir King

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

Moving up a division of Australian troops. Reninghelst. 2nd Division

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

Terrible effects of our Artillery.Boche dead may be seen lying in the foreground. Sept 20 1918. 4th Division

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

Boche prisoners assist in bringing in Australian wounded

Collection of National Media Museum (Frank Hurley/Australian War Records Section ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/photography/ ) )..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of Th... more

Postcard of an itinerant photographer working on a beach

Creator: Anonymous.Date: c. 1920.Format: Postcard.Collection: National Media Museum Collection ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection ) .Inventory no: 2010-5054.Blog post: Snappy 5th birthday Fli... more

Sir Arthur and Lady Jean Conan Doyle, c.1920.

Daily Herald Archive at the National Media Museum.....Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a Scottish writer and physician best known for creating the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. First published in ... more

Beach photograph of a photographer, woman and Felix the Cat puppet

Creator: Unknown.Date: c. 1920.Collection: National Media Museum Collection ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection ) .Inventory no: 2010-5053 .Blog post: Snappy 5th birthday Flickr Commons ( http... more

'Karnak - The Amon Temple'

Lehnert & Landrock of Cairo (Rudolf Lehnert (1878-1948) & Ernst Landrock (1878-1966)); 'Karnak - The Amon Temple', about 1925; Collotype; 22.5 x 28.9cm..Don McCullin is one of Britain’s greatest photogr... more

Couple with a spirit in their car

Creator: William Hope (1863 - 1933).Date: c. 1920.Collection: National Media Museum Collection ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Collection/Photography.aspx ) .Inventory no: 2002-5054/13.Blog: G is for... more

'Ochsen Gespann' (Oxen Team)

Rudolf Koppitz (1884-1936)..Collection of National Media Museum..We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions of the origi... more

Icecream seller on bicycle, about 1925 - 6

Icecream seller on bicycle, about 1925 - 6

Portrait of Frank Meadow Sutcliffe

Creator: Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853 - 1941).Date: c. 1928.Format: Photograph; platinum print.Material: Paper.Collection: The Royal Photographic Society Collection ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Coll... more