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Mrs. Keene, 1866
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Image by National Science and Media Museum
Cameron was presented with her first camera in 1863, at the age of 48, and subsequently embraced photography with a passion. She compiled this album in 1869 for her son, Hardinge Hay Cameron. It contains 112 miniature prints of her larger works – portraits of famous men, fair women, literary scenes and religious images.

This acquisition was made possible through funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund and from The Art Fund, the UK’s leading independent art charity.

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