The Origins of Photography in Salisbury 1839 - 1919

The Origins of Photography in Salisbury 1839 - 1919 High Street, 1853 by William Russell

Saturday, January 19, 2019 to Saturday, May 4, 2019

Booking: No booking required.
Cost: Normal admission charges apply.

This exhibition provides an overview of the rise of photography in Salisbury during the first decade or so of the medium’s existence up to the end of the First World War. While amateur photography began in and around the city during the 1840s, it was following the 1851 Great Exhibition that commercial photography took off in Salisbury.  The exhibition will examine the photographers of the 1850s and 1860s and the subject matter and photographic formats they exploited. The extensive collection of the Salisbury Museum and other local collections will provide examples of a wide range of images of Salisbury and the surrounding area.