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William Crooke

Photography

Photographic Convention - Glasgow

In 1887, the Convention was held in Glasgow.  The visitors spent one day in Edinburgh.  It was reported that:

"The visitors – ladies and gentlemen – were then driven about, down to the principal places of interest, and around Queen’s Drive to Craigmillar Castle where luncheon was served, and a large group taken by Mr Crook on a 25-inch plate, which has turned out successfully"

I would like to find a copy of this photograph.

Photographic Convention - Edinburgh

Five years later, the Photographic Convention of the United Kingdom was held in Edinburgh.  Alexander Ayton junior, Vice President of EPS took a  photograph of the visitors in Princes Street Gardens.

Photographic Processes

William Crooke was one of the early enthusiasts of the platinotype, which he described as resembling mezzotint engraving.  

In the 1890 EPS Exhibition, he exhibited 1 carbon print and 19 platinotype portraits, including an artist, a sheriff, a Colonel, a Knight, a Lady and nine Lords.

Awards

William Crooke won awards at photographic exhibitions in many cities.   including:

              -  Derby             1892

              -  Dundee          1888 

              -  Edinburgh      1886  1890  1891  1899

              -  Glasgow         1891  1897

              -  Kings Lynne  1887 

              -  Leeds              1892

              -  London           1889  1891

              -  Richmond       1887

              -  York                 1889

              -  Vienna             1898

              -  Hamburg         1898 

              -  Paris                1892  1894  1895  1896  1897  1900  1901.

      [Source:  Adverts on the back of cabinet prints in the 1890s and early 1900s]

Click here for advert on the back of one of Crooke's cabinet prints

EPS Member

William Crook appears in the membership list as a new member of Edinburgh Photographic Society (re-joining) in 1881-82.  When did he first join EPS?

Even his second joining, in 1881 us several years before he set up his Edinburgh studio, and several years before he started winning the medals for his photography that are depicted on the back of his cartes de visite.

Lectures and Travels

William Crooke's lectures to EPS included:

                   -  1881:   "Manipulation of Argentic Galatino-Bromide Papers" 

                   -  1882:   "A Few Practical Hints to Beginners"

                   -  1885:   "Art as Applied to Photography"

                   -  1899:   "Portraiture" 

In 1911 William Crooke made a photographic tour of America and exhibited his work.  He met the US President and was entertained to lunch by George Eastman.

Crooke's business passes to Yerbury

William Crooke died in 1927 or 1928.  The business continued under his name until 1930 when it was incorporated into the business of Edward R Yerbury & Son.

 

Question

The 1881 census includes a William Crooks, Photographer, aged 28, resident 21 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh.  Wife Agnes C    [DR Torrance]

Was this, perhaps the same photographer as William Crooke?

 

William Crooke

William Crooke - Photographed by Walter Barnett

Photo

Obituary

Home and Golf

Artist

Studio

Photography

Tour of the USA

Cabinet Print Advert

Photographs in Exhibitions

Photographers whom I have met

A few Practical Hints for Beginners

Photograph King George V and others

 

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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