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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.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

 

Edinburgh

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L J M Daguerre

Stage Designer

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre 1787-1851 was a stage designer who painted scenes for the theatre long before he made his discovery of  photography,  the Daguerreotype

From 1822 onwards, Daguerre created dioramas.

Dioramas were enormous paintings 22 meters long and 14 meters high, painted on transparent linen, which gave a spectacular effect when lit by combinations of light from in front and behind.

The dioramas were displayed  in a specially erected buildings in Paris and London, then later in Dublin, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh.

Daguerre, on announcing his discovery offered it to the world, free to be used without any payment - except in England and Wales, where he gave permission only to Baird to use it or to give licences to others to use it.

There was no such restriction in Edinburgh or elsewhere in Scotland.

The Edinburgh Diorama

The Edinburgh Diorama was opened in Lothian Road in late 1827    [RDW]    It appeared in the Edinburgh Trade Directories under the management of Joseph Hall, lithographer, each year from 1831 until 1845.   There was also a second diorama in Edinburgh in the early 1840s.  It was situated beside the National Galleries in Princes Street, about half a mile from Lothian Road.

Between 1822 and 1839, twenty of Daguerre's dioramas were displayed in Paris.  Each display lasted for several months.  Three scenes painted by Daguerre were local to Edinburgh.  They were:

-  Interior of Chapel of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, by Moonlight

Roslyn Chapel near Edinburgh, effect of sun

-  Edinburgh during the Fire of 15 November 1824

Dioramas were shown in Edinburgh.  Further details can be found on R Derek Wood's web site:  The Diorama in Great Britain in the 1820s.

Holyrood Chapel  -  Oil Painting

Daguerre also made an oil paining of his Holyrood Chapel scene.  No evidence has been found that Daguerre ever visited Edinburgh. [HAG:D]  [RDW]

OIL PAINTING

L J M DAGUERRE

Interior of Chapel of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, by Moonlight

Holyrood Chapel  -  Painting by Daguerre

©  Reproduced by courtesy of The Board of Trustees of the National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool) 

Other oil paintings in and around Edinburgh by Daguerre are:

-  Fire in the High Street

-  Roslyn Chapel

Holyrood Chapel  -  Post Card

 John Patrick

Holyrood Palace  -  post card  -  Photographer: John Patrick

©  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Here is a post card of the same scene from John Patrick who moved from Fife to Edinburgh in 1884, opening a studio specialising in portrait and landscape photography.

 

 

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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 photogrpahers  -  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.  Details of who owns the copyright of photographs and other mateiral on this 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.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

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