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Edinburgh

Photographers

1842

Only one photographic studio advertised in the Caledonian Mercury newspaper in 1842 and early 1843.  It was 19 Princes Street  (using the original spelling of the street, 19 Prince's Street).  

This studio was in the name of:

Messrs Edwards  March, April 1842

Edwards, Counsell & Miles  May, early June 1842

Counsell & Miles  late June, July? 1842

Counsell  July?, August 1842 to January 1843

Later in 1943, Mr Mullins advertised his specimens of views and portraits that could be seen at The Photographic Institution, 19 Princes Street.  He was also offering lessons in photography from the same address.

Mullins  November 1843

Adverts

There were many variations in the wording of the adverts for the studio , some giving additional details, so I have reproduced all below.

 

Adverts

Edwards

 March / April 1842

Patronised by the Royal Family

INSTANTANEOUS DAGUERREOTYPE

or PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS

by

Messrs EDWARDS & CO's
 NEW PATENTED IMPROVED PROCESS

From the Royal Adelaide Gallery, London

Messrs Edwards beg to announce to the Nobility, Gentry, and Public of Edinburgh that on Tuesday next the 5th of April, they will commence taking PORTRAITS by an almost instantaneous process, producing FAITHFUL and PLEASING LIKENESSES, in these premises, No 19, PRINCES STREET (late Harvey's Bazaar

This improvement will be hailed as the greatest desideratum in this wonderful art, for hitherto, when the sitting required any length of time, the features were unavoidably constrained or unnatural.  Specimens exhibited a the Rooms where Portraits will be taken daily

As sunshine is not necessary, dull weather does not prevent the operation

As Messrs Edwards & Co can only remain for a short time, parties are requested to pay them an early visit.

[Caledonian Mercury  31 Mar, 4 Apr1842 -  ALSO 9 April 1842, but no reference to the opening.]

 

 

Advert

Edwards, Counsell & Miles

 9 May 1842

Patronised by the Royal Family

PORTRAIT ROOM
19, PRINCES STREET

(Late Harvey Bazaar)

INSTANTANEOUS DAGUERREOTYPE
OR
PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS

By Messrs
 EDWARDS, COUNSELL & MILES

NEW PATENTED IMPROVED PROCESS

From the Royal Adelaide Gallery, London
and the Photographic Institute, Brighton.

Messrs Edwards, Counsell & Miles beg to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and Public of Edinburgh that they continue to take faithful and pleasing PORTRAITS by that Patent Improved Process in PHOTOGRAPHY, at the above Rooms from ten till four o'clock pm.

 

Portraits are produced in any state of the atmosphere; and the time of sitting only occupies a few seconds.  Specimens can be seen at the Rooms.

[Caledonian Mercury  9 May 1842]

 

Advert

Edwards, Counsell & Miles

 4 June 1842

Patronised by Her Majesty and Prince Albert

IMPROVED DAGUERREOTYPE PORTRAITS

Mr COUNSELL, Artist in Photography to Prince Albert, from Brighton, and Mr MILES from the Royal Adelaide Gallery, London, are now taking portraits by their Improved Daguerreotype Process at 19 Prince's Street, Late Harvey's Bazaar, where Specimens may be seen.

Admission to view the pictures free.

Open from Ten to Five

[Caledonian Mercury  4 Jun 1842]

 

Advert

Counsell & Miles

30 June 1842

DAGUERREOTYPE PORTRAITURE of FAMILIES

Messrs COUNSELL & MILES beg to intimate that in order to meet the applications of numerous Families in Town, they have Reduced their charge for Likenesses to 10s 6d.

As Messes C&M will only remain a very short time longer, an early visit is requested.

Daguerreotype Rooms,
  19 Prince's Street, late Harvey's Bazaar.

[Caledonian Mercury  30 June 1842.]

 

Adverts

Counsell

1 + 4 August 1842

DAGUERREOTYPE PORTRAIT STUDIO
19 Prince's Street

Under the Patronage of 
H
ER MAJESTY AND THE ROYAL FAMILY

MR COUNSELL, Confident of the Merit, Beauty, and Faithful LIKENESSES taken by his Improved Process, respectfully invites an Inspection of the Specimens.

Charges for Portraits reduced to 10s 6

Open from Ten to Five 0'Clock.

[Caledonian Mercury  1Aug 1842,  4 Aug 1842.]

 

Advert

Counsell

1 September 1842

DAGUERREOTYPE PORTRAITS

MR COUNSELL

 (who has had the honour of taking the portraits of their Royal Highnesses Prince Albert and the Duke of Saxe Coburg at Brighton)

respectively invites the Nobility and Gentry of Edinburgh and its vicinity to inspect the PORTRAITS taken by his improved process, as he is convinced that comparisons with others will ensure him the preference.

19 Prince's Street
Late Harvey's Bazaar

Charges for Miniature Size 10s 6

[Caledonian Mercury  1Sep 1842]

 

Advert

Counsell

5 November 1842

DAGUERREOTYPE PORTRAITS

MR COUNSELL still continues to take PORTRAITS by his improved method of the inimitable Daguerreotype Process.  Portraits taken from the size of a fourpenny piece (for lockets and brooches), up to 
3
1/2 by 5 inches, Groups, &c.

Single Portrait, Small Size  10s 6

Daguerreotype Portrait Rooms

19 Prince's Street

[Caledonian Mercury  5 Nov 1842]

 

Adverts

Counsell

24, 26, 29, 31 December 1842
2, 5, 7 January 1843

MINIATURE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

MR COUNSELL respectfully informs the Public that he continues to take LIKENESSES by the "DAGUERREOTYPE" as good in this weather as in Summer, under his new improvements.

As his stay in Edinburgh is now drawing to a close, he requests an early visit. 

Pictures from the size of a fourpenny piece, for Rings and Brooches, up to 3 inches by 5.

No.19 Prince's Street
Late Harvey's Bazaar

Charges for Miniature Size 10s 6

[Caledonian Mercury 24, 26 Dec 1842 (no address):  29, 31 Dec 1842 and  2, 5, 7 Jan 1843]

 

 

John Counsell

John Counsell:  Photographer in Brighton and Edinburgh

John Counsell:  Adverts in Edinburgh Newspapers - 1842

John Counsell Stephens (the same man): Photography in Cornwall

 

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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