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The Edinburgh Society of Professional Photographers

1918

Summer Holidays

At a Meeting in Mr Moffat's Office on 10 June 1918, the proposed 10-day summer holiday closing of photographic studios was discussed.  Mr Coltart was concerned at the possible loss of business as this period included two Saturdays. 

It was agreed that it was now too late to change the arrangements for 1918, but the point would be considered for the following year.

The following firms were reported to have agreed to the proposed closing dates:

Miss Anderson, Princes Street

Mr Ayton, Bruntsfield Place

James Bacon & Sons, Hanover Street

Mr Balmain, Shandwick Place + Salisbury Place

Mr Barrie, 4 West Maitland Street + Princes Street

Miss Bertram, Rose Street

Mr Coltart, Dalmeny Street, Leith

William Crooke, Princes Street

-  Miss D'Arcy, Queensferry Street

Mr Campbell Harper, Leith Walk

-  Mr Claude Lauder, Gayfield Place

Messrs MacAlpine & Son, Greenside Place

Mr Mackay, North Bridge + Leith Walk

Messrs John Moffat, Princes Street

E W Parken, Dalry Road

-  Miss Pirrie, Comiston Road

Alex Roberts, Piershill Studio

Mr Ross, Raeburn Place

Mr Drummond Shiels, Lauriston Place

Messrs Thomson Brothers, 5 West Maitland Street

Mr Swan Watson, Bruntsfield Links

Messrs E R Yerbury & Son, Morningside Road

Messrs Drummond, Young & Watson, George Street

A Committee was asked to consider creating a poster and postcards to advertise the holiday.                                                                        [BJP 1918, pp284-5]

Subscription and Meetings

It was agreed, on 10 June, that the subscription for the Association should be 5/- pa, and that the Society should meet normally on the first Monday of each month, but with no meeting to be held in July, August of September.   [BJP 1918, pp284-5]

Co-operative Plate Factory

There was brief discussion, on 10 June, of a proposed co-operative plate factory.  Several members had received invitations to subscribe for shares.  The Meeting felt that the project was laudable, but that the information given to date was scanty.                                                                                          [BJP 1918, pp284-5]

It was subsequently reported at the Meeting on 7 October that "No notice had been taken of the Society's order for four gross of half plates (from this company)"
[BJP 1918, p560]

Classes

It was reported on 15 November that the Art School had been approached and asked to run a series of Retouching Classes for photographers, and that they seemed sympathetic to such a scheme.                                          [BJP 1918, p518]

Electric Light

The proposed rationing of photographers' light was discussed at the Meeting on 15 November.  It was thought that a 25% reduction would be difficult to achieve for those photographers who had been economical in the past.          [BJP 1918, p518]

Co-operative Printing Rom

The proposal to create a Co-operative Printing Room in Edinburgh was discussed on 15 November.  Some clear advantages and disadvantages of this proposal were identified.  Further discussion was deferred until a later date.  [BJP 1918, p518]

Dinner

The Society's Dinner was held on 3 December.  Robert Scott paid tribute to the President, Drummond Shiels, describing him as:

"a gentleman with a broad outlook and ideas and the courage to put these into action."

The Society, at this time appeared to have been established fairly recently.  Robert Scott expressed the hope that:

"the inauguration of EPPS would prove to be of benefit not only to the Edinburgh photographers but also to the followers of the craft throughout the British Isle."

The President replied, and referred to forthcoming exhibition.  He said he:

"would like to see all professionals taking part, the man who charged 5s as well as the man who charged 5"

[BJP 1918, p560]

AGM

This Meeting was described as the "1st AGM" -  even though there had been reports of the Society's activities in the BJP in 1916.

Condolences were given to Mr Balmain on the loss of his youngest son as a result of wounds in France.  (One month later, at the ESPP Meeting on 15 November, it was reported "Thank God, we have Peace.")

Subjects for forthcoming lectures were announced:

-  November:  Principles and Construction of Emulsion Developing Papers

-  January:  Criticism of Prints (by Mr Young ARSA)

[BJP 1918, p560]

Ref:  BJP 1918, pp284-5

 

 

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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

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