Edinburgh Calotype Club


Visit to St Andrews

In the early 1840s, possibly around 1842, a group of Edinburgh advocates and other gentlemen connected with Parliament House visited St Andrews to see the calotypes produced by Brewster and others.

On their return to Edinburgh, they created the Edinburgh Calotype Club. This is believed to have been the first photographic society in the world.

Newhaven Fishwives  -  from Edinburgh Calotype Club Album

The Edinburgh Calotype Club produced several albums of their calotype photos.  Two of these albums are now held by Edinburgh Libraries.



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Newhaven Fishwives  -  from Edinburgh Calotype Club Album  Portraits             Scott Monument  -  from Edinburgh Calotype Club Album  Views

Edinburgh Calotype Club:

Background        BJP Report         Albums

Tennent's Album:

Story           Portraits         Views

Montgomery Family's Album:

Story           Portraits         Views


Members        Montgomery       Brewster

National Library of Scotland:

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