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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

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Journal of the Photographic Society

1853-1858  -  References to Edinburgh

 

Vol

Year

Subjects

v1
p30

1853

Summary of early discoveries, with list of sources for reference

- from Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal - 1839.

v1
p116

 

1853

Letter from  F Maxwell Lyte

v1
p139

8/11/1853

Letter from Henry Brown, Edinburgh  -  Dark Tent

v1
p164

 21/1/54

Letter, 26/12/1853, from Mr McCraw, 90 Princes Street, Edinburgh  -  collodion processing

v1
p172

6/2/1854

EW Dallas writes from 31 India Street, Edinburgh
- On the recovery of Waste Silver

v1
p177

21/3/1854

From Edinburgh we hear of a Photographic Exhibition.  Among the pictures, the calotype portraits and proofs executed many years since by Mr DO Hill, and the late Mr R Adamson, are spoken of highly for artistic effect.  The collection contains about 300 pictures.

v1
p210

2/3/1854

CGH Kinnear wrote from Edinburgh concerning marbling in the waxed paper process

v2
p55

24/9/1854

Letter from F Maxwell Lyte, Luz, Hautes Pyrenees
 - on restoring collodion.

F Maxwell Lyte went on to become a regular exhibitor in PSS Exhibitions.]

v2
p95

3/12/1854

Letter from F Maxwell Lyte at Hôtel de France Argèles, Hautes Pyrénées 

He spoke in favour of the collodion process, in response to Mr Shadwell’s earlier letter to Journal.

I must still entertain my old opinion that paper is the process for views, albumen for copying paintings, sculptures &c., also for small stereoscopic subjects  - and that to these two should be granted an entire monopoly of inanimate subjects; whilst on the other hand, the Daguerreotype and the collodion process we should hand over (as in fact we are compelled to do), all such work as may require quickness of action; - the comparative merits of these two processes for portraiture remaining, as it ever must be, pure matter of taste."

v2
p191

31/5/1855

John Patrick writes from Leven -  Collodion Blunders.

John Patrick became a professional photographer in Edinburgh.

“The phenomenon that Mr Notcutt “thinks might be called fogging”, is not caused by an alkaline bath, but simply by too much light in the dark room or slide.  His statements are strictly and truly put forth, to my own experience, because in every town or village I travel to I am visited by the same annoyance, until I get every hole made impervious to our best friend and worst enemy; and by using a candle with a sheet or two of yellow paper round it, all troublesome deposits will vanish."

v3
p17

21/4/1856

Several important events in Photographic History deserve chronicling this month.  The first is the establishment of  the Photographic Society of Scotland, under the  sanction of the honoured name of Sir David Brewster as President.  

Under such auspices, and with the number of men distinguished in science and art in Edinburgh who take an interest in the subject, important additions may be expected to be made through their means to our knowledge of Photography.

v3
p48

21/4/1856

The

It was announced that the number of members at that date amounted to 75

Sir David Brewster gave an Address:

Photography is pre-eminently a scientific art:  it requires no particular genius in its cultivators.  The painter and the sculptor may bring into the works those high gifts which qualify them for the practice of their divine art.  There is no poetry in the pencil of the sun.  The photographer cannot separate what is beautiful from what is common. ..."

v3
p239

21/3/1857

Report of the first AGM of PSS - held on 10/3/1857

v3
p257

21/3/1857

Report of the meeting on 10/3/1857 at which Thomas Rodger of St Andrews read his paper  The Collodion Process

Thomas Rodger went on to become a professional photographer in Edinburgh.

v3
p304

1857

Report of the meeting, 12/5/1857 at which Mr Tunny explained his new mode of printing Stereoscopic Transparencies on Glass Plate with Wet Collodion.

v4
p2

1857

PSS meeting, 9/6/1857
Paper by James Ross to  on Stereoscopic Photography

v4
p15

1857

PSS meeting 14/7/1857
Papers by Cosmo Innes and Colin Sinclair 

Exhibition of pictures by Mr Tunny and Mr McCraw.

v4
p48

1857

21/9/57 edition - letter from Mr McCraw at 90 Princes Street, and letter from James Ross supporting Mr McCraw.

Mr McCraw claims to be the patentee and inventor of the New Porcelain Process - despite claims by Mr Tunny.  Mr McCraw also accuses Mr Tunny of falsely claiming to be the inventor of the collodion process, giving a slice of the credit to Le Gray.

William McCraw claims to have taught the collodion process to Mr Tunny, using Mr Archer’s mode and Mr Archer’s materials in 1851.

v4
p65

1857

Mr Tunny’s long reply to Mr McCraw’s letter - disputing Mr McCraw’s assertions.

v4
p74

1857

Announcement of  PSS 2nd exhibition.

Very wisely, the white margin to the pictures is limited in width to about 2 ½ inches.

v4
p83

11/10/1857

PSS Meeting  -  Mr Brewster’s Paper

v4
p116

15/12/1857

PSS Meeting  -  Mr Kinnear’s Paper

v4
p138

12/1/1858

PSS Special General Meeting + Mr Sang’s Paper

v4
p159

1858

PSS Meeting  -  Professor Klelland’s Paper 

v4
p175

22/3/1858

PSS AGM

v4
p198

1858

PSS Meeting, 13/4/1858
including Exhibition of Equipment 

v4
p214

1858

PSS Meeting, 11/5/1858
Mr Orange’s Paper

v4
p230

1858

PSS Meeting, 8/6/1858
Mr Colin Sinclair’s Paper

v5
p73

1858

PSS Meeting, 9/11/1858
Items exhibited by  John Sang and Mr Moffat

v5
p104

1858

PSS Meeting, 14/12/1858
Mr Raven’s Paper

 

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