PLEASE NOTE: The links below will
take you out of the EdinPhoto web site
BUT you can click on the 'back' button until you return to this page
site, launched in 2008, includes images from the extensive collection of
photos, watercolours, drawings and engravings held by the Edinburgh Room
at Central Library, and also from other collections held by Edinburgh
City Libraries and Information Services.
Advanced Search on the Capital Collections web site allows the images
to be searched by title, artist, date, etc.
- Thomas Begbie
- Francis M Chrystal
- David Octavius Hill
- Alexander Adam Inglis
- Thomas Keith
- James Patrick
- John Patrick
- James Good Tunny
- George Washington Wilson
and many others.
Edinburgh Central Library
has an album compiled by Montgomery, one of the Members of the
Edinburgh Calotype Club. A second album was acquired in late 2001
by a consortium led by the National Library of Scotland.
Information on both albums and a full set of un-retouched images from both albums,
search facilities, links and details of the restoration of the albums can
be found on this
National Libraries of
Scotland - Pencils of Light
The Frith Book Company
has reproduced many of Francis Frith's photos in its 'Photographic
Memories' series of books.
The Francis Frith
web site currently 
lists about 330 books in this series, together with over 100,000
photos from 1860 to 1970. Copies of individual photos are offered
site has includes 490 images from the Glasgow University Collection of
Hill & Adamson calotypes.
I have sometimes found this site slow to load or 'not available' but it
should be possible to look at Google's cached copy of the site.
text on this site is by Professor Larry J. Schaaf, who is carrying out a
major project, recording the correspondence of William Henry Fox
Andrew and Sonya
Reynolds have produced several lists of Judges cards. For further
details of these lists and how to join the JUDGES POSTCARD STUDY GROUP
please see Andrew's
Reynolds Collectors' World web site.
Living Memory Association -
The Living Memory Association, established in
Edinburgh in 1985, aims to collect and share recollections and
photos provided by a wide range of people of Edinburgh.
The association, supported by Heritage Lottery and
other funding and by a team of volunteers, has published a number of
booklets of these memories, and recently [Oct
2004] added about
to its web site.
These include childhood, street scenes and social life from Edinburgh
and further afield.
National Portrait Gallery - London
collection includes a
Hill by Robert
Scott Lauder, and several calotypes by Hill & Adamson.
collection includes paintings in The Walker Art Gallery - including
Daguerre's painting of Ruins
of Holyrood Chapel
The National Museum of Photography,
Film and Television, based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, is part of the
Science Museum. It has an IMAX cinema, permanent and temporary
exhibitions and research facilities.
Photography section of the NMPFTV web site includes photographs by the Edinburgh
photographers, John Thomson and Charles Piazzi Smyth and by
PSS Member, Julia Margaret Cameron.
Photo-Ark web site to provides
an online resource for holding old family photos (pre-1950), so ensuring
that these photos and descriptions of them are not lost for ever.
I believe this to be a very valuable service. It's good to see
such photos being brought to a wider audience.
The Photo-Archive web site also holds
old postcards (pre-1934). Indexing of the images is, at present,
restricted to those from Derbyshire, Lincolnshire,
Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire, and War & Regimental images. However, the site is also accepting images from other counties in the
This web site is the result of 6 years' work,
up to 2004, by Roger Vaughan. The site includes
3,000 Victorian and Edwardian photographs
- cartes de visite, cabinet prints and postcards.
The site includes a
link to pages of cartes de visite and other photos, approximately dated
for each year from
1860 to 1952. The
dress fashions in these photos may be helpful to anybody attempting to
date old family photos.
collection includes the OG Rejlander's
Ways of Life, which caused caused controversy in Edinburgh and led
to many of Edinburgh's professional photographers resigning from PSS
Andrews University Library holds 300,000 images in its archive,
including a large
collection of negatives used by Valentines of Dundee to
produce post cards. For further details see the
University Library web
site, which has a link to a page for asking
Questions about their
Science & Society Picture Library
collection includes photos from the National Museum of Photography Film
& Television, including
photographs of Talbot.
to view the official
SNPC web site.
This site gives the latest news on plans to create a Scottish National Photography
Centre at the Royal
High School, beneath
Calton Hill, close to Rock House where Hill & Adamson produced their calotypes in 1843-47.
SNPC web site
also gives you the chance to:
subscribe and receive future SNPC news updates, or
- view or download the
booklet Photography in Scotland, published in 2004.
is a large and growing educational resource that includes old
photographs from many collections, including photographs of the Old Town
of Edinburgh from the collection in the Edinburgh Room at
Edinburgh Central Library.
Lafayette photographs of royalty
The Victoria & Alert Museum in London has an
impressive collection of Lafayette photographs of royalty, dating
from 1897 to 1925. Please click
here to see thumbnail images
This web site has been set up to make a large
collection of Victoria photographs more widely available to a
wider audience including local history researchers, social
historians and family history researchers.
There are photos of topographical views, buildings, portraits
(including the famous), transport, animals, military, children,
toys, hats, beards, spectacles and many other subjects.
Yerbury of Edinburgh were
based at 71-73 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh until 2004, but Trevor
and Faye Yerbury have now moved to West Lothian.
This is now their Yerbury
Studio web site.
Yerbury collection includes photographs taken by the Yerbury
family and by
JCH Balmain and others whose companies were taken over