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British Journal of Photography

1862

They were many reports of Edinburgh and its photographic societies in the British Journal of Photography in 1862:  e.g.

Meetings of EPS:  Pages 16, 52, 94, 115, 136, 153, 175, 197, 215, 395, 436, 

Meetings of PSS:    Pages 71, 114, 214, 469, 72

 

BJP  -  1862

Pages

Subject

3
23
136
147
164

EPS Meetings:

Paper read by WH Davies on 18/12/1861, continued 19/3/1862

Hints on the Nature of Pictorial Beauty and the Principles of Composition

10
28

Comments on the 6th PSS Exhibition

The 6th PSS Exhibition was held at George Street, Edinburgh.  There were 85exhibitors.  BJP reported:

This Exhibition presents no contrast to that of last year, unless it may be in the great accumulation of cartes de visite portraits, of which, as might have been anticipated, some are miserable in the extreme, some possess average merit and some few would satisfy all the requirements of the most fastidious taste.

The varieties of process employed in the production of the pictures are few - indeed year after year they are getting fewer and fewer.  How much this depends on the system which the Society adopts of giving medals for the pictures which they consider best is a matter of opinion.

Referring to the work of John Cramb of Glasgow, BJP said:  

It is evident that awarding medals for merely pretty and artistic prints is not the best method of advancing the interests of photography as a science.

BJP was disappointed with some of the omissions from the exhibition:

…among the various contributors to this Exhibition we look in vain for Joubert’s patent enamel transparencies; photographs in carbon or any other pigment;  specimens of Ramage’s or any other person’s lithography;  photographic engraving by any of the existing processes, whether photoglyphs or photogalvonographs.  There are no magic lantern slides, nor any of those huge productions of which the Gallic brethren are celebrated.

It is a matter of regret that, judging from the scanty attendance of visitors, the Edinburgh public generally do not seem to be aware of this collection of pictures in their midst. 

6th PSS Exhibition -  Entrants

The entrants included

- T Annan 
BJP consider his the best landscape

- Bedford

- Claudet

- Davies

- Dixon Piper 
Perfect photographic manipulation, without however corresponding taste in the arrangement of subjects

- Drummond

- Hering 
Some beautiful portraits

- Hill and McGlashan
14 portraits - pictures have merit of the highest order

- Mudd

- Musgrave 
12 fine portraits

- Orange

- Robinson  
Some of the best frames of cartes de visite

- Rodger  
Some of the best frames of cartes de visite

- Tunny  
The best group in the room - a family of 12

41
52

EPS Meeting (15/1/1862)  -  Paper by WK Wason’s Paper 

-  Optical Lenses involved in the Construction of Photographic Lenses

52

EPS Meeting (19/2/1862)  Paper by Nicol and Horsburgh

-  A lesson to the junior members in the manipulation of the Wet Collodion Process 

71

PSS Meeting (2/1862) 

-   Announcement of the Death of the Prince Consort, President of PSS 

-   Award of Medals 

-   Paper by Sir David Brewster  Zincography

111
146

EPS Meeting  -  Paper
- My first photographic trip to the Country

152
165

EPS Meeting - Paper + Demonstration  (2/4/1862) Mr Nicol 
-  On Portable Tents

175

EPS Meeting - Paper (16/4/1862) 
- The Invention of the Stereoscope - and the Chimenti Drawings

214

PSS Meeting   (13/5/1862)  - Letter from Professor Tait 
- The Drawings of Jacopo Chimenti

PSS AGM and Annual Report for 1861-62

"The Council regret to have to report that the monthly meetings have not been so successful as might have been expected.  ...   In the meantime, regular meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of December, February and  April."

215

EPS Meeting  (21/6/1862) - -Paper from Mr Taylor
- The Tannin Process

395

EPS Meeting (1/10/1862) Paper from Andrew Mure
- On the Application to Photography of the Recent Copyright Act  

436

EPS Meeting (15/10/1862) No paper
- Conversation, principally on copyright

469

PSS Meeting (9/12/1862)  

"The walls of the room were decorated with about 250 of Macpherson’s views of Rome.  They were of large size, and comprised all the subjects of interest in the Eternal City."

 "Since PSS had last met, the Secretary Mr Adam had seen it his duty to retire.  Mr TB Johnstone will take over as Secretary."

"Given the experience of last year, the Council believe that it would not be expedient to have an Exhibition this year, but they hope that it will not be done away with altogether, but merely deferred for a year."

470

EPS AGM (3/12/1862) + list of Papers for the previous year.

·       On the Art of Viewing Binocular Pictures without a Stereoscope: Mr Slight

·       Elementary Optics:  Mr Wason

·     The Collodion Process - Theoretical:  Mr Nicol

·     The Practice of the Collodion Process:  Mr Nicol and Mr Horsburgh

·     My First Photographic Trip to the Country - and What Befel Me:  [A Member]

·     On Artistic Composition; its Application to Landscape, Portrait and Figure Grouping:  Mr Davies

·     On Portable Tents:  Mr Nicol

·     On the Alleged Invention of the Stereoscope in the 16th Century:  JT Taylor

·     Discussion on the Relative Advantages of the Wet and Dry Collodion Processes:  Mr Taylor and Mr Davies

·     On the Tannin Process

·     On Toning Prints in Alum and Hyposulphite of Soda:  Mr Bow

·     On Photographic Varnishes

·     Observations on the Recent Copyright Act:  Mr Mure

·     On Webster’s Method of Making Oxygen Gas

·     On Photography

Here are more pages relating to 
 Photographic Literature

 

Photographic Journals

Background

Early Publications     Titles from the 1850s    
Annuals and Almanacs

The Amateur Photographer

Overview     1891

American Photography

Overview    1910    1911

British Journal of Photography

Overview     PSS + EPS   1861 Adverts  1862    1863    1865    1866 Adverts    1867    1868   1869   1872   1875   1876   1877  1878    1881    1882    1892   1895   1897   1909   1911
1920s-1940s

Edinburgh Photographic Society

EPS Transactions
PSS and EPS in other journals

Journal of the Photographic Society

Overview        PSS        Societies and Editors    

Edinburgh - 1853-58     Edinburgh - 1859-62

Photographic Notes

Overview     PSS

Photographic News

Overview

The Photogram

Overview     1895

Photography

Overview

Practical Photographer

Overview      1891     1892    1895

[Many English Journals]

1891

 

 

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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