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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 Dillwyn Llewellyn's ingenious solution was to pose stuffed birds & animals in appropriate natural settings. This duck at the base of a tree is quite convincing, if slightly glassy-eyed...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 physical version of apply though; if you're unsure please visit the National Media Museum website ( http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/Photography/copyright.asp ) ...For obtaining reproductions of selected images please go to the Science and Society Picture Library ( http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk ) .

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.

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1850
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National Media Museum United Kingdom
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