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James Good Tunny

Family Photos

Carte de Visite

7

The Tunny Family

JG Tunny, Margaret Wilson Tunny and 4 childreon

hotograph by J G Tunny, his third wife, Margaret (Wilson) Tunny and 4 Tunny Children

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Sheldon Cunningham, Plano, Texas, USA

 

Addresses:  93 Princes Street

Date:  1866-68

 

Comment 1

"This picture is of

-  JG Tunny

-  JGT's 3rd wife, Margaret (Wilson) Tunny

-  4 Tunny children

-  James M

-  Thomas

-  Leonard

-  Leeba

I have named these children, based in:

-  their gender

-  estimated ages

-  the fact that Margaret is in the picture

-  the studio addresses listed on the reverse

This family picture is solid evidence to support Julian's comment that this photo is of JG Tunny."

A photogrpah by James Good Tunny, probably of one of the members of his family ©

Sheldon Cunningham, Plano, Texas, USA:  November 15, 2010

 

Comment 2

JG Tunny's Burns

"Note how  JG Tunny's left hand is discolored, and possibly has sores on it.  At 200 or 400 magnification, the hand seems to be covered with scabs and gray blotches. I wonder if this condition could be a chemical burn from the studio fire  that he had (I haven't checked the timing), or an illness."

Sheldon Cunningham, Plano, Texas, USA:  November 15, 2010

 

Comment 3

The Family

"In order of youngest to oldest, the people in this photo are:

Leeba, aged 5 (b. Jan 1861)

Leonard, aged 6 or 7 (b. Dec 1859)

James, aged 14 (b. Jul 1852)

Margaret Wilson, aged 24 (b. Jun 1842)

-  James G. Tunny, aged 46 (b. Apr 1820).

I am of the opinion that this photo was probably taken in the summer of 1866 (judging by the summer dress that Leeba is wearing) and no later than November 1866. James Tunny did not marry Margaret until November 1866 when she was already pregnant.  There is nothing to indicate them being married in this photo (unlike photos3 and 6 of Margaret)."

JG Tunny's Burns

"With regard to Tunny’s burnt and swollen left hand, and the burns noticeable on the knuckles of his right hand, these could not be as a result of the fire in his Salisbury Place studio as this did not occur until 1873.

Rather it is more likely to be as a result of putting out a fire at the school in Burntisland. One of his best friends, Mr Davidson, to whom Tunny had taught the techniques of photography, was headmaster there.

In describing the fire (that probably occurred in the 1860s) during his 1869 lecture entitled 'Early Reminiscences of Photography'  Tunny explained:

'Davidson woke me one morning saying “Tunny, get up! I think the schule’s on fire!”  I sprung to my feet, then into my pants.  Down the stairs I went, and, no mistake, the school really was on fire.

As the flames met us on opening the door, the gas pipes were melting, and I was just in time to get the gas screwed off at the meter.  In a few minutes the flames were subdued'."

Julien Bukits, Edinburgh:  November 16, 2010

 

Comment 4

Sheldon Cunningham replied:

"I agree with almost all the points that Julian made today about the Tunny photos on this page.

However, I thought that this group photo

Photograph by J G Tunny, his third wife, Margaret (Wilson) Tunny and 4 Tunny Children ©

would have been taken about two years later, around 1868, and that the baby would have been left out because it could not sit motionless for the time required for the photo to be taken."

Sheldon Cunningham, Plano, Texas, USA:  November 16, 2010

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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