Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
In 1886 the Birmingham photographer, John Collier, made a series of over 70 photographs documenting one of the most important public demonstrations of Birmingham’s industrial prowess: the Exhibition of Local Manufactures and Natural History. Staged to coincide with the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Birmingham the exhibtion, held at the Bingley Hall between 26 August and 30 October 1886 attracted over 400,000 visitors. This outdoor exhibition re-presents a selection of 50 of Collier's remarkable photographs alongside a range of other contextaul material.
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