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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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Henry Peach Robinson

Retirement

1895

In 1895, Matthew Surface, editor of The Practical Photographer wrote article describing how Henry Peach Robinson had still retained his interest photography, This was about 40 years after he first exhibited his photographs.  Matthew Surface wrote:.

"Although retired from active participation in photographic matters, he nevertheless devotes a great part of his time to the literary side of the art-science, and produces each year at least one or two pictures of similar nature to those for which he has so long been famous. ..."

"In his present residence at Tunbridge Wells, surrounded with books and pictures, he yet generously gives his attention to answering letters which he receives from all parts of the country almost every day, asking advice on such matters as studio building, arrangement of lighting, and other details ..."

"His walls are hung with pictures, including many of his own taking ... , a little picture of Rejlander's ... [and] examples of some of Nicéphore Niepce's early experiments, dated 1826 and 1827.

[The Practical Photographer:  March 1895, p.65]

 

Books of Cuttings on Photography

The article also refers to Rejlander's innumerable books of cuttings on subjects that interested him. Over 30 years earlier, in correspondence to the Photographic Society of Scotland, Rejlander spoke of his collection of photographs of other photographers around Edinburgh and encouraged an exchange of photos.

Question

Does anybody know if Rejlander's books of cuttings and collection of photographs have survived - and where?

Flash-lamp Photograph

In 1895, HP Robinson was also the subject of a photograph, as was reported in this brief note:

"During the mayoral banquet at Tunbridge Wells, on January 12th, a flash-light picture of the table was taken by  Mr PS Lankester, who used a Mawson plate, and 16 flash-lamps giving a light of 80,000 candle power.

The company present included the Mayor (Sir David Salamons), the Lord Mayor of London, HP Robinson and many other well-known men."

[The Practical Photographer:  March 1895, p.88]

 

Gravestone

HP Robinson died on 21 February 1901.  He is buried in Ben Hall Road Cemetery, Tunbridge Wells.  He personally designed and carved the headstone of his grave.

[MFH:  p.96,.  See also p.83 for a photograph of the headstone of HP Robinson's grave]

MFH = Margaret F Harker:  Henry Peach Robinson - Master of Photographic Art 1830-1901

RL = Robert Leggat  Web site:  History of Photography

TPP = The Practical Photographer

 

 

HP ROBINSON:                            Artist and Photographer      Author      Retirement

PORTRAITS OF HP ROBINSON:   HP Robinson - 1863        HP Robinson - At Home

EXHIBITION PHOTOGRAPHS:      British Exhibitions      Edinburgh Exhibitions

EXHIBITION PHOTOGRAPHS:  Fading Away     Somebody's Coming     Here they Come

 

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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