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Hill & Adamson

Early Exhibitions

Hill & Adamson's work has featured in many exhibitions, including:

-  Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace, London, 1851 (Honourable Mention).

PSS Exhibitions, including 77 calotypes in the 1856 PSS Exhibition.

EPS Exhibition, 1890, many years after the death of Hill & Adamson.

They also exhibited at :

-  Cromwell Road, London (1862)

-  RPS (70 prints in 1898)

- 7th International Art Photo Exhibition

[Bill Buchanan]

 

PSS Exhibition  -  1890

Edinburgh Photographic Society must have been most appreciative of Hill's widow’s willingness to allow many of his photographs to be removed from the walls of her house to be exhibited in the 1890 EPS Exhibition. 

Here is the bill presented to Edinburgh Photographic Society for removing the photographs from Mrs Hill's house.

Bill for Transfer of DO Hill pictures  -  1890

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

The wording on this bill above is:

"1890 Nov 8:  Time of Gilders removing Large Photographs from Walls at Mrs DO Hill's Newington Lodge and taking to Exhibition, removing from, Hanging, &c.    14 hours time at 11d = 12 10d"

 

Press Comments

Hill & Adamson's work was highly praised in the Press when it was exhibited in the 1850s.

The significance of this  work appears to have gone unrecognised at the time of Hill's death in 1870.  [Obituaries]

However, interest was revived around 1900 when Francis Caird Inglis and James Craig Annan made prints from their work.     [HA:EVA]

 

 

Photogravure Prints

from Hill & Adamson calotypes

At 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.

However, James Craig Annan recognised the importance of the early calotypes, and we have to thank him for promoting the work in the 1890s.

 The Annan family lived briefly at Rock House, where James Craig Annan recalls briefly meeting DO Hill.

Annan 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 fade.

 So Hill's prints were seen in exhibitions in:

Hamburg, 1899

-  Glasgow, 1901

-  The OE291 Gallery, New York, 1906

-  London, 1909

-  Buffalo, 1910

These 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 Buchanan]

Many respected  photographers have since commented that the work of Hill & Adamson has had an influence on their work.    [Russ Young]

 

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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