Retro radiography

27 November 2018 by

When Wilhelm Röntgen discovered the new ‘X-ray’ in 1895, James Mackenzie Davidson was quick to realise the opportunities that it afforded….

X-ray photo by A A Campbell Swinton, 1896 (detail)

Shadowgraphs

9 September 2015 by

During my first weeks at the Royal Society, I was tasked with re-housing the miscellaneous prints. To my delight, I…

Shutterbugs

25 September 2012 by

The Society has very rich image collections and recently I’ve been recording all manner of material that will end up…