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George Moir

George Moir

George Moir - standing  -  a Calotype by Hill & Adamson

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

George Moir

George Moir - seated  -  a Calotype photograph by Hill & Adamson

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

The photographs of George Moir above are calotypes taken by Hill & Adamson between 1843 and 1847.

 

George Moir was a founding member of the Edinburgh Calotype Club.  Like many of Edinburgh's very early photographers, he had a legal background.  

He was the Sheriff of Ross-shire, then Sheriff of Stirlingshire. 

He went on to become a Founding Member of the Photographic Society of Scotland in 1856, and held the post of Vice President under Sir David Brewster for several years (1856, 57, 60, 61, 65, 66, 67).

He has been has been described as:

"taking record photographs, but with impeccable technique, in the style of a draughtsman."  [John Hannavy: A Moment in Time.]

 

 

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