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Alex Asher  -  Cabinet Print  -  front

Cabinet Prints

Cabinet prints were popular from the late 1860s until around 1900.  They consisted of photos measuring about 4" x 5.5", mounted on trade cards measuring about 4.5" x 6.5".

The photos were usually albumen prints.

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The American Studios

Fairbairn

Rodger

  

Cartes de Visite  -  Moffat

Cartes de Visite

Cartes de visite were popular from the 1850s until around 1900.  They consisted of photos measuring about 3.5" x 2.25", mounted on trade cards measuring about 4" x 2.5".

The photos were usually albumen prints.

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Ayton

Bashford

Brown

Buist

Center

Gilchrist

Howie

Jameson

Rodger

Multiple Photos

Seller of Photographs:  William Weddell

  

Post Card Portrait  -  by Drummond Shiels

Post Card  -  Portraits

From early years of the 20th century studios began to produce portraits on post cards, rather than the slightly larger, more substantial Cabinet Prints that had been mounted on thick card in earlier years.  

Here are some post card portraits together with a list of the Edinburgh photographers and studios known to have produced portrait post cards.

  

Old Photos  -  Social History  -  Robing the Minister

Old Photographs  -  Social History

A selection of photos taken in Edinburgh and Leith, many from the early 20th century.

Recollections

Photos of some of those who have contributed to the 'Recollections' section of the EdinPhoto web site, and members of their families.

 

George Moir  -  Calotype by Hill & Adamson

Hill & Adamson

David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson produced many thousand calotypes from their studio at Rock House, Calton Hill, 1843-1847.  Here are a few of their images:

Photographers 

Newhaven

Other Portraits + Group

 

 

 

  

James Brown, Melodeon Player 

Entertainment

Edinburgh Entertainers

Sport

 

Photograph from Edinburgh Calotype Club album  -  Volume 2, Page 31  -  Hugh Lyon Playfair with Cello

Edinburgh Calotype Club

Two volumes of calotype photos, produced by members of the Edinburgh Calotype Club in the 1840s have survived.

Here are a few portraits from the Calotype Club.

 

 Portrait by Gracie Alison, for which she was awarded the EPS Forbes Adam Cup in the Members' Exhibition in 1949.

Exhibition Photos

Portraits

 

 

 

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