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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

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks

 

Cartes de visite

Adam Diston

Most cartes de visite produced in the 18th century were studio portraits.  However, a few photographers, including G W Wilson, James Valentine and Adam Diston produces both outdoor views and portraits.

 

Cartes de visite

Outdoor Views

Carte  de visite by Adam Diston  -  Market Stalls    Back of a carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  Market Stalls

up to 1871

Carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  Outmost Beacon

 Back of a carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  Outmost Beacon

1871 to 1876

 

Cartes de visite

Portraits

Carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  up to 1871  -  Lady and Baby   Back of a carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  up to 1871  -  Lady and baby

up to 1871

Carte de visite by Adam Diston  -   up to 1871  -  two men    Carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  up to 1871 -  Two Men

up to 1871

Carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1871-1876  -  Four men and a hat    Back of a carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1871-76  -  four men and a hat

1871 to 1877

 

1871 to 1877

Carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1871-1876  -  Portrait of de Gray    The back of a carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1871-1876  -  Portrait of de Gray

1871 to 1877

Carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1871-1876  -  Lady    The back of a carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1871-1876  -  Lady

1871 to 1877

Carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1877-1882  -  Group with a Dog  The back of a carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1877-1882  -  Group with a dog

1877 to 1882

Carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1877-1882  -  Family

 The back of a carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1877-1882  -  Family

1877 to 1882

Carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1877-82  -  Girl    The back of a carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1877-82  -  Girl

1877 to 1882

Carte de visite  by Adam Diston  -  1887-82  -  Lady    The back of a carte de visite byAdam Diston  -  1877-82  -  Lady

1877 to 1882

Carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1882-1883  -  A Young Man   The back of a carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1882-1883  -  A Young Man

1882 to 1884

Carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1884-1889  -  A Lady    The back of a carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1884-1889  -  A Lady

1884 to 1889

Carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1884-1889  -  A Group    The back of a carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1884-1889  -  A Group

1884 to 1889

Carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1884 or later  -  A Lady    The back of a carte de visite by Adam Diston  -  1884 or later  -  A Lady

1889 or later

 

Medals

Adam Diston

Adam Diston did not have a photographic studio in Edinburgh.  His studios were in Fife, to the North of Edinburgh, across the Firth of Forth. 

However, he was an award winner in many photographic exhibitions including the 1877 Edinburgh Photographic Society Exhibition.  Please click below to see enlargements of the medals depicted on the back of some of his cartes de visite.

2 medals.

Zoom in to the back of a carte de visite depicting two medals awarded to Adam Diston

2 medals

Zoom-in to the back of a carte de visite depicting two medals awarded to Adam Diston

3 medals.

Zoom-out to the back of a carte de visite depicting 3 Medals awarded to Adam Diston

7 medals.

Zoom-in to see the back of a carte de visite depicting seven medals awarded to Adam Diston

12 medals

Zoom-in to the back of a carte de visite depicting 12 Medals awarded to Adam Diston

22 medals

Zoom-in to the back of a carte de visite depicting  22 Medals awarded to Adam Diston

 

 

Adam Diston  -  List of Pages

 

 

Cabinet Prints:     A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L     M    Mac/Mc    N    O    PQ   R    S    T    U    V     W    XYZ     Views

 

Cartes de Visite:    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L   M   Mac/Mc    N    O    PQ   R   S   T   U    V    W    XYZ     Views

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

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

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks