Working in the dark: Fox Talbot and salt paper prints

By rose briskman on 23 May 2014
A rare Fox Talbot print showing Hungerford Bridge

A rare Fox Talbot print showing Hungerford Bridge c.1845

When I heard that a William Henry Fox Talbot photograph from 1845 was to be included in upcoming Bridge exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands, I felt a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Excitement that we even have such a rare and experimental photo in our collection and trepidation that the word facsimile would not be received well when I uttered it. Read the full postRead the full post

From Stores to Stage: printed ephemera online soon

By other museum staff on 10 Nov 2011

In our latest blog from our team bringing our collections online, we hear from Ellie and her work with printed ephemera… This is a photograph of part of one of the museum’s stores. Inside these boxes the museum has a remarkable collection of printed ephemera, which is often described as the minor, transient documents of everyday life. The collection includes things like tickets, posters, flyers and greetings cards: the kind of material which holds lots of information about everyday life but is often thrown away. My job as collections online project assistant is to work to get some of this […]