Links to some of the RAS Photographic Collections:
We have a large collection of photographs covering the whole of Asia, dating from the early days of photography into the late 20th century. The subject matter of the photographs is far-reaching. Content includes topography, archeology, architecture, culture, portraiture etc, from the Middle East to South East Asia, and from India to China and Hong Kong. Donations from notable figures such as Aurel Stein and A. P. Howell feature alongside more vernacular items.
Examples of the types of material can be found on our blog.
The collection contains albumen and gelatin silver prints, as well as more current formats; some are loose and some are in albums. Other photographic material includes stereograms, postcards and photo-panoramas.
We also have significant numbers of photographic and glass slides which are yet to be catalogued.
Please contact us for further information.