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02-03-2021, 12:24 PM - 7 Likes   #1
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That is quite a collection, thanks for sharing this I have bookmarked it.
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Very nice indeed. Those early volumes are a mixture of chemistry, optics, community sharing of experiences with different processes, society business, letters, ads and more. The level of chemical knowledge is impressive, and there is some decent mathematics in optics contributions. Everything was yet to be tried and worked out.

As far as I can tell without an exhaustive search, actual photographic images began appearing in the journal sometime in the 1890s (not counting line figures, woodcuts and reproductions of graphs).
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Trivia: The Patron of that society is Kate Middleton. She was/is an enthusiastic photographer.

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