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Photographic Notes

and the 

Photographic Society of Scotland

1856-1859

 

1856

PSS established

The Photographic Society of Scotland made arrangements from the outset for its proceedings to be published in both The Photographic Journal and Photographic Notes

The Society appeared to be in a good bargaining position in their dealings with Mr Sutton, Editor of Photographic Notes, who offered to place the name of the society on the title page of his journal.

On 25 April 1856, the PSS Patron, President, Vice Presidents, Council Members, Hon Treasurer and Hon Sec were all named in Vol 1, No 5 of Photographic Notes.

 

1856

PSS approaches Thomas Sutton

The Hon Sec of PSS was accordingly directed to intimate to Mr Sutton that the Council was prepared to enter into arrangements with him for the publication of the Transactions  of the Society till March 1857 on the condition:

  -  that he calls his Journal “Photographic Notes and Journal of the Photographic Society of Scotland and also that of Manchester”

  -  that he inserts in the first number of the Journal after receiving them, the short reports of the proceedings, or papers at length as may be provided to him by the Society

  -  and that the Society reserves to itself  the right to publish at any time short notices of the meetings in the Edinburgh Papers, and also to re-publish reports or papers after they have appeared in his journal.

Arrangements with Mr Sutton for publication of the Photographic Society of Scotland’s Proceedings were in fact terminated in March 1857.  At the Photographic Society of Scotland’s 2nd AGM in March 1857 it was announced that 

"the publication of proceedings in Photographic notes was not entirely convenient and has now expired."

 

 

1856

Photogrpahic Notes

  Photographic Notes

Vol. 1,  No. 8    -     1 July1856

-    Mr Walker described a very convenient kind of camera made by Mr Bell of Potterrow, Edinburgh.

-   A book was advertised:  Price 1/- or 1/1d by post.

Author:  Mr. Thomson of Ross & Thomson

Title:  Heliochromy; or Painting by Light [with illuminated emblematic cover]

  Review (by Professor Hunt): 
"Your little work on Heliochromy contains a large amount of very valuable matter, and cannot fail to advance the Photographic art in that especial direction.”

 

  Photographic Notes

Vol. 1,  No. 13

Advert for the 1st PSS Exhibition

“All varieties of Photographic Pictures including those for the Stereoscope, and those transferred to Stone or Metal Plates for ordinary printing will be admissible.”

 

  Photographic Notes

Vol. 1,  No. 15

Advert for the 1st PSS Exhibition

Recommendation 

Photographs should be framed and glazed, and those smaller than 9 x 7 ins to be arranged 4 in a frame.”

 

 

1857

PSS considers its own Journal

Mr James Ross of PSS stated that Mr Wood of Princes Street had offered, if the Society would commence a Journal similar to those of the London and Liverpool Societies, to be the pecuniary part of the undertaking on his own responsibility for twelve months    [PSS Council Meeting  -  16 Feb 1857]

 

1859

PSS considers  its own Journal (again)

In 1859, Sir David Brewster wrote:

“In reference to the publication of the Transactions, I beg to request that an Edinburgh Photographic Journal should be established.  There are now Four or Five journals in England, and I feel assured that if you could finance a clever scientific Editor in Edinburgh a Journal might be got off that would ….. pay its own expenses and contribute to the advancement of Photography.

The arrangement which now exists with the London Photographic Journal need not be disturbed.  Mr D Wilson or Mr Swan or Mr Lang could be induced to take an interest in such a scheme.  I am sure it would proceed and be creditable not only to the Photographic Society but to Scotland.”    [Letter from Sir David Brewster to  PSS Secretary, Kinnear  -  21 Jan 1859]

 

1869

The Collodion Process - exchange of correspondence

In 1869, Photographic Notes, Vol 13, included controversy between the Edinburgh photographers, Tunny and McCraw concerning the invention of the collodion process.

The Collodion Process

Page 575:   Long article by Tunny
Page 593:   McCraw’s reply
Page 607:   Brief  reply by Tunny to McCraw
Page 620:   Letter from Enquirer

 

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