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Alexander Asher

(1836-1903)

Photographs - Societies - Family

Photographs

Here are two of Asher's cartes de visite  ( approx 4 ins x 2.5 ins):

    Carte de Visite  -  4 portraits  -  Photographer: Asher       Carte de Visite  -  Photographer:Asher

Here is one of his cabinet prints  -  (approx 4.5ins x 4.5 ins):

Alex Asher  -  Cabinet Print  -  front

Here are two of Asher's small photographs of groups

Portrait of three ladies  -  by ALexander Asher      Portrait of two ldies and a man  -  by Alexander Asher

Alexander Asher also had a branch at Eskbank, Dalkeith, in the 1870s.

 

Societies

Alexander Asher was a PSS exhibitor, and an EPS member and lecturer.  In 1867, he gave a lecture to EPS: 

Remarks on Aids to Clean Manipulations

Eight years later he delivered another lecture to EPS:

 Exhibitions - a Stimulus to Advance True Progress in Photography

 

Questions

Alex Asher Jun. was elected a new member of Edinburgh Photographic Society, 1882-84

Alex Asher is also reported as having been elected a new member of Edinburgh Photographic Society in 1884-85.  Was this the same man?

Who was Alexander Asher Senior?  Was he also an Edinburgh photographer?

 

Answer 1

Perhaps:

-  all mentions of Alexander Asher (Edinburgh photographer from 1864 to 1900) on this web site, refer to Alexander Asher Jun

-  Alexander Asher of Elgin, below,  was his father.   i.e. Alexander Asher Sen.

John Milne, Accountant in Elgin and Trustee of Alexander Asher  sequestrated estate, described Alexander Asher of Elgin, in a document dated August 16, 1861 as being:

 Painter, Glazier, Paperhanger, and also Photographer.

Thank you to John Hadden, Edinburgh: October 5, 2007, for providing the above details of Alex Ayton's estate,  taken from The Edinburgh Gazette.

 

Answer 2

Thank you to John Hadden for his further research, resulting in the following message.

"Alexander Asher seems to have got his affairs sorted out by 1864, and he has moved to Dunfermline, as the notice below shows.  So it may still be one Asher after all."

TO THE CREDITORS OF ALEXANDER ASHER

 Painter, Glazier, Paperhanger and also Photographer,

 sometime residing in Elgin, now residing in Dunfermline.

By virtue of an Order of the Sheriff-Substitute of Elginshire, the said Alexander Asher hereby intimates that he has presented a Petition to the Sheriff of Banff, Elgin, and Nairn, to be finally discharged of all debts contracted by him before the date of the sequestration of his estates, in, terms of the Statutes.

GRANT & JAMESON, Agents for Petitioner. Elgin, March. 26, 1864

John Hadden, Edinburgh: October 6, 2007

 

Answer 3

Thank you to Joe Ann Croft who wrote:

"Alexander Asher was born 1 July 1836 in Elgin, Moray.  He was the son of Alexander Asher, house painter, and Margaret Miller.  He married Mary Anne Henderson in Dunfermline, Fife, on 22 Sep 1856, where he was working as a house painter. The couple had no children that survived infancy."

Joe-Ann Croft: March 29, 2009

 

Studios

Asher,  Alexander

47,48  Whitfield Place

1864-70

Asher,  Alexander

102 South Bridge

1867

Asher,  Alexander

65  Princes Street

1869

Asher,  Alexander

14  Antigua Street

1871-78

Asher,  Alexander

72  Princes Street

1878-81

Asher,  Alexander

79  Princes Street

1882

Asher,  Alexander

2  Baxter's Place [Blenheim Ho]

1882-83

Asher,  Alexander

34 Haddington Place

1884-89

Asher,  Alexander

3  Baxter's Place [Blenheim Ho]

1889-97

Asher,  Alexander

15 Annandale Terrace

1900 

 

1881 Census

The entry for Alexander Asher in the 1881 census reads:

-  Photographic Artist

-  Aged 44

-  Born:  Elgin

-  Resident:  72 Princes Street

-  Wife:  Mary AA

[DRTorrance]

 

Photographs in Exhibitions  1839 to 1865

Link to Photographic Exhibitions web site
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Photographs exhibited

Other Edinburgh Photographers

 

Asher

Family            Societies            Photographs

Studio addresses and dates        Tunny & Asher         Studios            Darkrooms

Cartes de visite         Cabinet Print - 1        Cabinet Print - 2         Small Group Photos

 

 

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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