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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.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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PSS Exhibitions:    Medals    Dates   1st    2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th  10th 

 

PSS - 6th Exhibition

December 1861

Scottish Entrants

 

Scottish Entries

Comments

R(?) J Abbot
Dundee (?)

-  12 frames of calotype portraits

   "Cartes de visite  are above average quality"  [The Scotsman:  1/1/1862]

Dr Adamson
St Andrews

-  12 frames

Dr Adamson wrote:  

"Allow me to disclaim all idea of meddling with the duties of the hanging committee - but they will not object to have my own ideas of the order in which I think my contribution would appear to the greatest advantage."    [Letter:  Dr Adamson to PSS]

The press wrote:

"Portraits:  some good artistic studies, but rather course in texture."
 [The Scotsman:  1/1/1862]

 

Thomas Annan
Glasgow

1 frame of portraits:

"So famously known for his beautiful landscapes, he exhibits a frame of 9 portraits and groups."   [The Scotsman:  1/1/1862]

-  7 frames of  These were landscapes of West of Scotland - by the Tannin Process

-  'The Last Stookies of Harvest'

-   'Loch Penza'  

-   'Loch Ranza'(?)         10/6
-   'Stooks'                         7/6
-   'On the M'                  7/6
-   'Roman Bridge'            7/6
-   'View in Trossachs'    5/-

Thomas Annan wrote:

I have not got any of the pictures on hand, and the weather is so bad that I dont know when I will be able to print any.  I have not been able to get a single print this week, even from my thinnest negative."   
 [Letter:  Thomas Annan to PSS]

"This is the first year I have tried a dry process.  And for the sake of convenience it is preferable to the wet collodion, but I think that is all it has to boast of.  I am very unsatisfied with my own contribution to the Exhibition this year, and I merely send them as specimens of the Tannin process.  I am sorry to see Scotland so poorly represented this year, according to the paper you sent me."    [Letter Thomas Annan to PSS]

Campbell
Ayr

-  19 frames of photos - mainly of buildings  -  includes:

-  'Croquet Party at Blair House'

-  'The Chess Players'

-  3 frames of CDVs.

David Campbell
Edinburgh?

-  16 wet collodion prints, most or all at 6/- each.

Church
Glasgow

-  3 frames of 2 portraits each. 

Sent to the exhibition by Thomas Annan with his own entry.

Alex Crowe
Stirling

-  9 portraits

-  4 Carte de visite frames

-  2 landscapes

Alex Crowe wrote:

"The weather has been unfavourable for photographic printing."
 
[Letter:  Alex Crowe to PSS]

The press wrote:

"The calotype portraits are of considerable merit"    [The Scotsman:  1/1/1862]

Thank you to Kathleen, Arbroath, Scotland, a descendant of Alex Crowe's family, for providing the following additional info.  Kathleen wrote:

Alex Crowe

"Alex was born Fordoun, Kincardineshire in 1824.  He had no children by his wife, Mary Soutter. 

He was the eldest son of James Crow and Jean Valentine, and had 7 siblings.

Descendants of this Crow(e) family are now found worldwide. Alex was a burgess of Stirling in 1871."

Kathleen, Arbroath, Scotland,

Kathleen is researching her family history, so if you have any further info about Alex Crowe, please e-mail me so that I can share it.

Thank you to Bill Murcutt for sending the following message.

Alex Crowe

"Whilst surfing the internet for things on Kincardineshire, I came across PSS Exhibitions and the reference to Alex Crow(e).

 I am descended from one of Alex's three brothers that migrated to Australia in the 1850's.

Here is a photograph taken by Alex Crowe, as a professional photographer in Stirling."

   Carte de visite from the studio of Alexander Crowe, Stirling in the 1860s

"Here are photos of Alex and his wife Mary taken by "Crowe & Rodgers" photographers Stirling Scotland."

   Alexander Crowe, Stirling photographer and exhibitor in the PSS Exhibition in Edinburgh, December 1861     Mary Crowe, wife of Alexander Crowe, Stirling photographer and exhibitor in the PSS Exhibition in Edinburgh, December 1861

Bill Murcutt:  September 29, 2006.

 

EW Dallas
Edinburgh

The press wrote:

"Cartes de visite  are above average quality"  [The Scotsman:  1/1/1862]

WH Davies
Edinburgh

Photographs by an amateur, including five wet collodion:

Titles:

-  'The Story of a Highted Life - 3 photos 'Morning', 'Sunset', 'Midnight'

-  'Smoking a Pipe'

-  'Head of Loch Falloch' (from a picture by CE Johnson

-  'Loch Blair, Morayshire' (copy of another picture)

The press wrote:

"Some landscapes and creditable portraits."    [The Scotsman:  1/1/1862]

Adam Diston
Leven, Fife

A small frame of coloured collodion portraits

TDK  Drummond
Edinburgh

-  7 Scottish landscapes

The press wrote:

"He practises chiefly the malt process - considerable artistic judgment."  [BJP]

Peter Ewing
Kinross

-  12 stereoscopic slides (Dunkeld)
-    6 stereoscopic slides (Devon)
-    6 stereoscopic slides (various)
-    1 portrait

David Octavius Hill &
Alexander McGlashan
Edinburgh

-  2 frames, each of 6 collodion photographs

The press wrote:

"The portraits of Messrs Hill & McGlashan, besides being well composed are very truthful and characteristic, though they are occasionally a little hard and course"    [The Scotsman:  1 January 1862]

J Horsburgh
Edinburgh

-  Captain of No 1 Highlands Rifle Volunteers

-  Captain of No 2 Highlands Rifle Volunteers

-  Pipers in Uniform of No 2 Company

-  2 Reverends

- 1 Doctor

-  other portraits

 The press wrote:

"Cartes de visite  are above average quality"  [The Scotsman:  1/1/1862]

George Inglis
Scotland?

-  Portraits:
-  a group
-  a lady
-  a gentleman (x3)
-  Rev Mr McLaren of Buccleuch Church

Stewart Jackson
Perth

-  6 wet collodion photographs

John Kibble
Glasgow

-  4 instantaneous photographs of Scottish landscapes

William Kirkland
Dundee

Eight photographs - large scale using a variety of processes:

  1. Dry collodion

  2. Wet collodion

  3. Dry collodion and albumen

  4. Dry collodion, malt process

  5. Honey & Albumen process

  6. Dry collodion and albumen

  7. Dry collodion, tannin process

  8. Dry collodion, washed with honey + tannin process

JB Knott
Edinburgh

'On the Water of Leith'.

John Lamb
Aberdeen

Approx 13 prints, most at 5/- each.

John Lamb wrote:

"When does the exhibition close?  Id like my views returned before the end of this month to be in time for the London Exhibition." 
 [Letter:  John Lamb to PSS 7 March 1862]

Lady Mathieson

Scotland?

4 family groups

The press wrote:  

"Very pleasing and sociable character.  The lady possesses an eye for fine picturesque composition and effect."  [The Scotsman:  1/1/1862]

John Moffat
Edinburgh

-  1 frame CDVs

-  1 portrait - Rev DJK Drummond

-  1 portrait - George Ramsay, Esq.  R Soc

-  1 portrait - Wm Brodie Esq.  sculptor, R Soc

-  1 portrait - a young lady.

 The press wrote:  

"Cartes de visite  are above average quality"  [The Scotsman:  1/1/1862]

E Musgrave
Scotland

Calotypes, coloured by Mrs Musgrave 

The press wrote:  

"The only specimens in the present exhibition of this style.  They have all the appearance of finely finished miniatures on ivory."    [The Scotsman:  1/1/1862]

Nesbitt
Edinburgh?

"Calotype portraits are of considerable merit"   [The Scotsman:  1/1/1862]

Nicol, J
Edinburgh

'On the Water of Leith'.  

The press wrote:  

"The only picture in the exhibition which purports to be by the hot water process"    [BJP]

"Calotype portraits are of considerable merit"   [The Scotsman:  1/1/1862]

Thomas Rodger
St Andrews

-  6 portraits

-  9 frames, each containing 6 cartes de visite

-  1 frame containing 7 cartes de visite

The press wrote:  

"Cartes de visite  are above average quality"  [The Scotsman:  1/1/1862]

John Ross
Edinburgh

-  1 group

-  3 portraits

-  1 frame of 7 cartes de visite

John Sturrock jun.
Dundee

-  3 landscapes, including  'Arbroath Abbey, Fifeshire' by the tannin process.

H Thomson
Perth

-  22 unframed wet collodion photographs, 
   most are Scottish landscapes  -  10 ins x 8 ins @ 5/- each

-  10 frames, mostly portraits including several groups

-    1 frame of cartes de visite.

James Good Tunny
Edinburgh

Collodion photographs by Tunny coloured by Miss Taylor

The press wrote:  

"His group photograph:  a well composed picture of Mr & Mrs Clark and family.  His cartes de visite  are above average quality"  [The Scotsman:  1/1/1862]

 

PSS 6th Exhibition:    Exhibition Summary      Other Entries

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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