One of Percy’s cameras used to take some of the 30,000 photographs held in the museum archive.
Early moving film camera, used by Percy Powell-Cotton to record his expeditions and films of his life at home. Percy was very interested in technology. Every time a new camera or piece of scientific equipment was released, he was keen to buy it and learn how to use it. He had many cameras over the years and even had his own dark room at the Powell-Cotton Museum.
Percy Powell-Cotton was an accomplished photographer and was just as interested in photographing animals in the wild as collecting them for his museum. The photographs were important in the creation of the dioramas, because they showed the taxidermists how to pose the animals so that they looked natural.
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