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Edinburgh

Dioramas

1842

 

Advertisement
6 Jan 1842

GORDON'S BRITISH DIORAMA 
is now open daily from twelve to four and from seven to ten, evening 
in the NEW BUILDING immediately above the Rotunda, MOUND,
 embracing:

-  A VIEW of the TOWER of LONDON during the recent conflagration.

-  ST GEORGE's CHAPEL, Windsor Castle and

- THE FLIGHT OF THE GREAT NASSAU BALLOON, 1836.

Boxes 1s 6d,      Pit 1s 0d,      Gallery 6d.

[Cal. Mercury: 6 Jan 1842]

 

Newspaper Review

A review of the diorama in The Caledonian Mercury on 6 Jan 1842 began:

Having heard the paintings at Mr Gordon's diorama spoken of in terms of the highest praise, we paid them a visit the other evening with our expectations proportionately raised and we must say that all our hopes were completely realised, for a more wonderful exhibition, whether as regards the skill of the artist, or ingenuity of the mechanist, we believe is seldom looked upon.  ...

We understand that on New Year's Day no fewer than 1,500 persons visited the Diorama.

 

Advertisement
20 Jan 1842

GORDON'S BRITISH DIORAMA
immediately above the Rotunda, Mound

Last week of the Conflagration of the Tower

In consequence of the DIORAMA of the burning of the TOWER of LONDON being required for the proprietor's establishment in Glasgow, the Exhibition of that Picture will close on Saturday next.

In addition to which ST GEORGE's CHAPEL with the FUNERAL of GEORGE IV, and FLIGHT of the MONSTER BALLOON, comprised in a GRAND MOVING DIORAMA of 14 VIEWS .

Exhibitions commence at 12, 1, 2 and 3 o'clock Afternoon; and 7, 8, 9 o'clock Evening.

Boxes 1s 6d,      Pit 1s 0d,      Gallery 6d.

[Cal. Mercury: 20 Jan 1842]

 

Advertisement
27  Jan 1842

GORDON'S BRITISH DIORAMA
immediately above the Rotunda, Mound

Is now open Daily from twelve to four and from seven to ten o'clock, Evening, embracing Mr Telbin's beautiful and much admired view of the QUEEN'S PALACE and CASTLE of WINDSOR, St. GEORGE'S CHAPEL with FUNERAL of KING GEORGE IV; and the FLIGHT of the MONSTER BALLOON comprised in a Great Vertical Moving Diorama of fourteen views.

Boxes 1s 6d,      Pit 1s 0d,      Gallery 6d.

[Cal. Mercury: 27 Jan 1842]

 

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31 Jan 1842

JERUSALEM in the ROTUNDA, EARTHEN MOUND

Interesting addition of FOUR NEW DIORAMIC VIEWS

(never before exhibited) by LAMARTINE

 completely illustrative of the City of Jerusalem, displaying the Mount of Olives, Jehoshaphat, Mount Zion, site of the Temple of the Garden of Gethsemane, and most of the interesting places mentioned in Scripture

in addition to the deeply interesting Diorama of the Stable of Shrine of the HOLY NATIVITY , the Birth-place of our Saviour at Bethlehem

and the Vertical and Horizontal moving Diorama
of the AERIAL VOYAGE OF THE GREAT NASSAU BALLOON from London to Germany displaying London as seen from the Dome of St Paul's, Greenwich, Dover, Calais, Cologne, Coblentz, Bacharach, Johannesburg and the Descent of the Balloon in the Valley of Elbene

Admission:   Boxes 1s 6d,      Pit 1s 0d,      Gallery 6d.

Day exhibition to commence at 12, 1, 2 and 3.     Evening ditto at 7, 8 and 9 o'clock

[Cal. Mercury: 31 Jan 1842]

 

Advertisement
2 June 1842

NEVER BEFORE EXHIBITED
LAST WEEK BUT ONE OF

MARSHALL'S NEW PERISTREPHIC PANORAMA

The ROTUNDA, MOUND

of FIVE VIEWS of Jerusalem, displaying the Site of the Temple of Solomon, the Pool of Bethesda, the Temple of the Holy Sepulchre, Mount Cavalry, the Valley of Jehoshaphat, the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Dead Sea, Mount Zion, King David's Tomb, the Field of Blood, Mount Moriah, At Stephen's Gate, the Dolorous Way, the Governor's House on the Site of Pontius Pilate's Palace, and all the Holy and interesting Stations mentioned in Scripture, in and around this interesting City;

together with SEVEN EFFECTIVE VIEWS, illustrative of the War in China &c.

Accompanied by appropriate Description, Music, &c.

Day Exhibition at 12, 1, 2 and 3.  Evening ditto 7, 8, and 9

Boxes 1s.   Children 6d.  Gallery 6d.

[Cal. Mercury: 27 Jan 1842]

 

Advertisement
11 Aug 1842,   1 Sep 1842

THE DIORAMA,  LOTHIAN ROAD

THE VILLAGE OF THIERS painted by DAGUERRE

 This is one of the most splendid and effective Specimens of Diorama Painting ever produced by this accomplished artist.  The most perfect illustration, accompanied by beautiful  d=effects of alternate Shade and Sunshine, with the appear4ance of Water, Smoke, &c. actually in motion, together with the peculiarly romantic character of the Scenery, render this Exhibition as interesting and delightful as it is unapproachable by all attempts that have hitherto  been made at imitation.

The COSMORAMA are the Cities of BAGHDAD and GRAND CAIRO; the NILOMETER; and the TOWN and ISTHMUS of SUEZ

Open from Ten till dusk (by daylight only)
Admission  One shilling.     Children and servants, half price.

[Cal. Mercury: 11 Aug 1842,   1 Sep 1842]

 

Advertisement
3 Oct 1842

GORDON'S BRITISH DIORAMA 
will positively close on Saturday next, the 8th Current,

 with the MOVING PANORAMA of the WAR IN AFGHANISTAN comprising CABOOL, the BATTLE OF JELLALIBAD and the fearful KHYBER PASS

The DIORAMA of the CHAPEL, WINDSOR CASTLE and BURNING of HAMBURGH, being assuredly the LAST TIME these interesting Views can be examined in this city.

The diorama will remain closed for a few weeks for the purpose of fitting up the extensive Machinery of an entirely novel Pictorial Exhibition, on which Mr Telbin, and other eminent London Artists, are now engaged, of the opening of which due notice will be given

Open from 12 to 4 and from 7 to 10 o'clock Evenings.

Boxes 1s 6d,      Pit 1s 0d,      Gallery 6d.

[Cal. Mercury: 3 Oct 1842]

 

Advertisement
17 Nov 1842

GORDON'S BRITISH DIORAMA 
Mound

Now Open

An entirely New Picture Exhibition being a 
MOVING DIORAMA of the CITY OF VENICE AND ITS ENVIRONS,
 when at the height of its power and glory, and during the Annual Festival of he Espousal of the Adriatic by the Doge - including a series of 14 Views
a great variety of striking Dioramic Effects never before attempted;
designed and executed on a scale of unprecedented extent,
and on an entirely novel principle

by Mr Telbin, principal Artist of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane,
Mr Gordon and Assistants.

PROGRAMME

The Grand Canal by Sunrise, 
the Passage of a Gondola to St Mark's Place
 the Cathedral
Ducal Palace where the Doge and Suite embark the BUCENTAUR
which proceeding on its voyage passes the Bridge of Sighs
and along the Canale di San Marco to opposite 
the Bridge and Church of St Pietro di Castello

Summer Storm - Clearing Off - Rainbow
The Venetian Fleet at Anchor  -  Grand Tableau
Espousal of the Adriatic by the Doge
The Lagunes by Sunset - Approach the Night
The Dogana and Magnificent Church of Santa Maria del Salute
The Moon Rising on the Canal la Carita - Concluding Effect -
Illumination in the Grand Canal in front of the Rialto Bridge.

The whole accompanied by characteristic Vocal and Instrumental Music

Mr Telbin's View of the LAKE OF GENEVA will also be exhibited.

The interior comfortably warmed

Open from 12 to 4 and from 7 to 10 o'clock Evenings.

Boxes 1s 6d,      Pit 1s 0d,      Gallery 6d.

[Cal. Mercury: 17 Nov 1842]

 

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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