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Edinburgh's Photographic Societies

 

Leith Amateur Photographic Association

Later re-named (probably around 1930)

Leith Camera Club

 

Leith Amateur Photographic Association

Early History

Leith Amateur Photographic Association was established on 30 August 1888.

After several changes of address, it moved to 6 Charlotte Street, Leith, in 1906 and was still at this address over 30 years later.  The premises had a large lecture room, darkroom and enlarging room.  The society reported:

"There is also a drymounting press in whose possession the members are justly proud as they understand there is only on e other club in Scotland can boast of having such a labour saving piece of apparatus."    [LCC: Ex]

In its early days Leith Amateur Photographic Association had a membership of around 50 and, like EPS, an annual subscription of five shillings.  By 1937, the annual subscription had risen to 7/6d

 

Leith Amateur Photographic Society
Is this the same society as Leith Amateur Photographic Association?

1890

'The Photographic Review', reported in its edition of March 8, 1890:

Leith Amateur Photographic Society

"The second lime-light exhibition of work of members of this society was held in Junction Street Hall, Leith, on February 26th, and was attended by a very large number of people.

Mr T W Dewar presided, and in the course of his opening remarks, stated the the membership had increased greatly during the past year.  They had fifty members on the roll, including a number of ladies, and during the year, a number of excursions had been made, the result of which they would see on the screen that night.

He also stated that the secretary, Mr A D Guthrie, had received the only prize presented by the London Photographic Journal for landscape.

There were then exhibited about 200 specimens of the members' work, many of which were exceedingly interesting and well executed specimens of photographic art.

Several songs were rendered at intervals throughout the evening."

Source:  Photographic Journal, (8 Mar 1890)

Acknowledgement:  Ron Cosens for sending a copy of this report to me (15 Dec 2014

 

Leith Amateur Photographic Association

affiliation to

Scottish Photographic Federation

Scottish Photographic Federation Salons were an important part of Leith Amateur Photographic Association's activities in the early 1900s.

LAPA became affiliated to SPF in 1907.  They were awarded a shield by SPF for the best set of  slides from a Scottish Club in 1935-36.

 

Leith Amateur Photographic Association

Exhibition

The information above has been taken from notes prepared for an Exhibition of 65 photographs by LAPA members, held in the Art Library, Central Library, Edinburgh.  This exhibition included 11 photographs by JT Knight.

Was this the same photographer as John Knight who organised the EPS International Exhibitions of Photography for many years?

 

Leith Camera Club

Recent History

I assume that Leith Camera Club no longer exists (but would be pleased be told otherwise!).  I have heard no mention of the club for several years.

I have details of programmes from Leith Camera Club for the years:

-  1967-68:  when the club under President John Bowden.  It met on Tuesday evenings in its clubrooms at 11 Charlotte Street, Leith.

The Club had monthly competitions with Open, Intermediate and Beginners' sections, a Portraiture competition , a Colour Slide competition and an Annual Exhibition.

-  1979-80:  when the club, under President Harry MacKenzie.  It was still meeting on Tuesday evenings.  The meetings were held in 5 Casselbank Street (top flat), Leith.

How long did Leith Camera Club survive for?  I have not heard any mention of the club in recent years.

Thank you to Elizabeth Allison, daughter of John Bowden, LCC President, 1967-68, for providing the above programmes and also:

-  A photograph of a Leith Camera Club coach outing - date not known.

LCC Coach Outing

   Leith Camera Club Outing  -  Where to and when?

-  a newspaper photograph of about twenty Leith Camera Club members celebrating the club's Centenary Dinner at the Peacock Inn.  There is no date on this newspaper cutting but presumably the dinner was in 1988.

 

Leith Camera Club

Trophies

Thank you to John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh, formerly a member of Leith Camera Club who wrote:

"Here is one of the Leith Camera Club trophies.  It was awarded to the best picture of the season.  It was first won in 1927 by R Robb, and won by myself in 1997 just  before the club closed.

Leith Camera Club  -  Challenge Plaque for the Members' Competition

John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh:  June 9, 2012

Please click here to zoom-in on the figure in the middle of this plaque:

Leith Camera Club  -  Challenge Plaque for the Members' Competition

 

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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