CGH Kinnear was an architect, an Associate of the Royal Scottish
Academy and a Colonel of the Midlothian Volunteer Artillery. He was
the oldest volunteer artilleryman on the active list in Scotland.
He exhibited and
described to PSS Meetings in 1858, his "new form of portable camera for
portraits and landscapes"
At the Edinburgh Photographic Society's Open Exhibition in 1890, there
was exhibited, "CGH Kinnear's original conical bellows camera."
CGH Kinnear died suddenly on 5 November 1894, aged 63,having been
working in his own office earlier that day.
At the Edinburgh Photographic Society's Members' Exhibition in 1895,
the year after his death, two photograph of CGH Kinnear was exhibited.
CGH Kinnear was then described as "the inventor of the modern form of
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