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Street Photograph

North Bridge

Early-1930s

 

Jim Cairn's Grandfather
(the taller man, on the right)

Probably photographed by a street photographer

Procession of Masons passes along Princes Street to commemorate the Laying of the Foundation Stone for North Bridge, 1896

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jim Cairns, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

 

North Bridge

Thank you to Jim Cairns who wrote:

Street Photo

"This picture of my Grandfather was taken on the North Bridge early in the 1930s.

I think this photo may  have been taken speculatively by a commercial or street photographer?"

Another Photo

Jim also sent me a photograph of his Grandmother, Mary Cairns, and his Auntie Jessie Cockerell, taken on the North Bridge, also in the early-1930s, and possibly taken speculatively by a street photographer.

Please click on his thumbnail image below to enlarge it:

Jim Cairns' Grandmother in North Bridge, early 1930s - possibly photographed by a street photographer

Jim Cairns, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland:  October 9, 2009

 

Reply

1.

Simon Robinson

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

Thank you to Simon Robinson who wrote:

'Walking Photographs'

"I've just seen the walking photographs on the EdinPhoto site.  I am  researching the subject of walking photos across the UK. and these are  the first I have seen from Edinburgh  (I have a number from the west  coast, mainly Rothesay.)

Although this trade was widespread in UK seaside resorts (indeed all  over the world) from around 1920 up to 1950 (and lasted even longer in  a few places), some firms did carry on the trade in the bigger cities.

Some took single images, others used old converted cinema cameras to  take a strip of three consecutive images. Generally you got a ticket  and returned to a kiosk or shop later the same day to view and  hopefully buy the print.

Spotlight GB remain something of a mystery** however, and your site is  the first to positively ID a location.  My guess is it may have been  some sort of franchise as I have cards by the firm from some coastal  towns. All the cards by them that I have seen appear to be pre-WW2.

I am preparing a book of the images for later this year, and you can  read about some of the firms on my site"

Simon Robinson, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England:  February 11, 2012

**  Please also see 'Reply 2' below

More 'Walking Photographs'

To see more 'walking photographs' taken in Edinburgh, please click on the North Bridge link below.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 11, 2012

 

Reply

2.

Simon Robinson

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

Simon Robinson who wrote again.  Having investigated further, he wrote:

'Walking Photographs'

Spotlight

"I have done some more research and discovered that Spotlight actually went bust in 1937, and as I've not seen any pre-1932 this kind of gives a good date for the images. They also seem to have operated in Folkestone, Derby, and St. Annes"

Simon Robinson, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England:  February 12, 2012

 

North Bridge

Around Edinburgh

 

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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