The records include administration material and examples of work by members entered for competitions or made into lantern slides, together with a lantern slide projector. The Society celebrated its centenery prior to the deposit of additional records and some copy exhibition material is also included in the deposit.
1. Council, ordinary and annual meeting minutes
2. Membership, accounting and other administration records
Date of deposit: Original deposit April 1971. Additional deposit: September 1989
Deposited by: Officers of the Society
Condition of deposit: Indefinite loan
Administrative / biographical background:
Hackney Photographic Society was founded in 1889, though the earliest extant written records date from 1894. Among the early active members was a later Mayor of Hackney, W.F.Fenton Jones; the principal officer in the early days was Walter Selfe.