the time of Hill's death in 1870, his pioneering work had been forgotten.
His obituary, and his tombstone make no reference to his photography.
James Craig Annan recognised the
importance of the early calotypes, and we have to thank him for
promoting the work in the 1890s.
Annan family lived briefly at Rock
House, where James Craig Annan recalls briefly meeting DO Hill.
produced photogravure prints from Hill's calotype negatives, around
1890, and sent these prints to photographic exhibition around the world.
Photogravure prints have the advantage over calotypes that they do not
Hill's prints were seen in exhibitions in:
The OE291 Gallery, New York, 1906
prints made from the Hill & Adamson calotypes also appeared in Steiglitz' s
journal, Camera Work, in 1905, with
an essay on their work, and again in 1909 and 1912. [Bill
respected photographers have since commented that the work of Hill
& Adamson has had an influence on their work.