John Wade began his journalistic career on local newspapers, where he worked his way from junior reporter to deputy editor. He was editor of the UK magazine _Photography_ for seven years before becoming a freelance writer and photographer thirty years ago. He has written and illustrated numerous articles on camera history for photographic and collectors' magazines in the UK, America and Australia. He has also written articles on social history for magazines in the UK, and has written, edited and contributed to more than thirty books, published in the UK and US, including _The Ingenious Victorians_ (Pen & Sword, 2015).
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