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RefNo S.NPH
Title Newcastle Photographic Society
Date 1919 - 1987
Description The first photographic society, the Newcastle upon Tyne and North of England Photographic Society, was formed in Newcastle in 1860, but rapid developments in the technology led to the formation of the Newcastle upon Tyne and Northern Counties Photographic Association in 1881. Among the members was Joseph Swan, the inventor of dry collodion plates and bromide paper. This Association, however, wound up in 1908. In 1913 the Heaton and District Camera Club became the Newcastle upon Tyne Camera Club but the effects of the First World War led to its demise in 1915. After the war some of its members formed the Tyneside Amateur Photographic Society, which quickly dropped the word Amateur, and then became the Newcastle and Tyneside Photographic Society

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