In 1839, the same year as
Daguerre announced their
discoveries of photography, James Howie had begun to make daguerreotypes.
Howie placed an advertisement in The
Scotsman on 15 October 1839, announcing the opening of an
exhibition of his work at 64 Princes Street.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR 1839 EXHIBITION
Howie, artist, 64 Princes Street, begs leave respectfully to inform the
Nobility, Gentry and Public, that he has succeeded in producing some beautiful
specimens in the above
NEW ART on SILVER,
the first public
exhibition of its kind in Scotland
[The Scotsman: 15 October 1839]