Thursday, 30 May 2013

Nineteenth Century Photography resources - free trial

GALE are offering free access to a number of nineteenth century materials relating to photography.  The resources are part of an archive called Photography: The World through the Lens, which is part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).

You can access NCCO until 20th June from here. A quick registration is required.

Photography: The World through the Lens comprises the following:

  • British Admiralty Office Photographs
  • British Colonial Office: Photographic Collection
  • British Journal of Photography and Annual, 1854-1914
  • Early Rare Photographic Books from the Northwestern Museum of Science and Industry Collection
  • Early Rare Photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • The Hill and Adamson Albums: photographs by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843-1848
  • History of Photography
  • Japanese Old Photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Period
  • Nineteenth-Century Photographs from the Royal Archives, Windsor
  • The Photographic News, 1859-1908
  • Records of the Copyright Office of the Stationers' Company: Photographs
I did a few searches and found some announcements relating to the Polytechnic Institute (a former incarnation of the University of Westminster).  You will find links to what I found below (you will need to login to NCCO for these links to work): 

Lecture on Photography (1882)

Advertisement [Instruction in Photography] (1884)
Advertisement [Instruction in Photography] (1888)