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James Ross

In December 1878, John Nicol, in his column, Notes from the North, in the British Journal of Photography, paid tribute to the early Edinburgh professional photographer, James Ross, on his retiral.   He wrote:

James Ross

"There are few of those who have been privileged to watch the progress of photography from its earliest dawn as a profession down to its present state as an institution in every civilised quarter of the globe, who are not more or less acquainted with the name "Ross & Thomson" and more recently "Ross & Pringle".

Mr Ross, who had the advantage of being trained as an artist was one of the fortunate few who, having taken up the new art enthusiastically, soon adopted it as a profession, and he is one of the still fewer whose career as a professional photographer has been in every way an unqualified and unbroken success.

He had a high appreciation of and intense love of art, and in his daily work seemed ever striving after an ideal perfection.  ... as a result of much well spent leisure, he produced many exquisitely-beautiful gems that found their way all over the world, and many of which were from time to time reproduced as engravings in various illustrated periodicals."

[British Journal of Photography -  17 December 1878, p.617]



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