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Charles Piazzi Smyth

1819-1900

 

Charles Piazzi Smyth

EPS 1876 Exhibition

Piazzi Smyth's Camera

The 1876 Edinburgh Photographic Society Exhibition opened on 20 December. 

Charles Piazzi Smyth exhibited apparatus and some of his cloud photographs.  His apparatus exhibited comprised:

-  the original camera with which his celebrated Pyramid pictures were taken.

-  an ingenious cloud camera fitted with a plano-concave corrector, and several specimens of its work.

[BJP: 29 December 1876, p.615]

 

Charles Piazzi Smyth

EPS 1876 Exhibition

Silver Medal for Apparatus

The British Journal of Photography later gave the result of a "Report of the Special Judges appointed by the Exhibition Committee to Award at their Discretion three Silver and three Bronze Medals for Improved Apparatus, Materials, Processes, &c."

In fact, the Special Judges awarded just two Silver Medals and three Bronze Medals.  The Silver  awards were:

1.  A Silver Medal to Professor Charles Piazzi Smyth, for the Plano-concave corrector (No. 1031).

This was a new optical arrangement which, being placed in close proximity to the prepared plate, completely prevents the effect of the spherical aberration of the portrait or other lens, and allows full aperture to be used.

In the example exhibited this is adapted to a brass camera which has several extremely ingenious arrangements for obtaining copies of objects in rapid motion.

2.  A Silver Medal to Mr H Fox Talbot, for three specimens of photoglyptic engraving (No. 1035)  -  a process first published by Talbot in 1853.

[BJP: 26 January 1877, p.40]

 

Charles Piazzi Smyth

EPS 1876 Exhibition

Photographs Exhibited

The British Journal of Photography also commented briefly on the photographs exhibited by Smyth:

-  Professor C Piazzi Smyth, Royal Observatory,  is remarkably strong in his magnificent cloud-land illuminations, the result, evidently, of deep insight and very great care.

[BJP: 26 January 1877, p.45]

 

EPS  -  19th Century Exhibitions

Photographic Exhibitions at RSA

Royal Scottish Academy

Each year since 1861, Edinburgh Photographic Society has staged an Annual Photographic Exhibition

In the 19th century, the 1876 Exhibition and the 1890 Exhibition were held on a rather grand scale.  Both were held in the Royal Scottish Academy National Gallery in Princes Street, at the Foot of The Mound.

The British Journal of Photography described the Galleries as a suite of five rooms, octagonal in form, and from the entrance giving an open vista of nearly a hundred feet in length  [BJP: 29 December 1876, p.615]

The following week, the British Journal of Photography printed a further article on the Exhibition, taking the opportunity to 'correct a slight error that had crept into their earlier article'.  This revised description of the Galleries described the vista as being considerably over 200 feet in length.  [BJP: 5 January 1877, p.3]

 

 

Charles Piazzi Smyth  -  More Pages

BACKGROUND:       Photographer        Family         Pyramids        Astronomy   

                               Time ball         Cloud Photography      1876 EPS Exhibition

PYRAMIDS LECTURE:    page 1    page 2    page 3    page 4

 

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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