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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

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George W Simson

William McCraw

Simson & McCraw

 

Simson & McCraw

Simson & McCraw was a partnership between:

-  George W Simson RSA, a member of the Photographic Society of Scotland from 1856, and

-  William McCraw.  

This partnership appeared in the trade directories for one year only, in 1858.  

However, Simson & McCraw entered photographs in the 2nd Art Manufactures Exhibition, which opened in Edinburgh in December 1857.

The Press reported:

"The portraits of Messrs Simpson & McCraw - a new firm that ought strongly to combine both the artistic and mechanical departments - we need not say more than their portraits on porcelain are the only really new examples of photography in the Exhibition, the likeness being excellent and the general arrangement good" [Evening News:  26 December 1857]

This Report may have been referring to Simson & McCraw's photograph on porcelain entered in the Art Manufactures Exhibition held in Edinburgh in December 1857.  [I must check this.]

Advertisement

The Scotsman, 10 October 1857, page 1

NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY,

No.54 NORTH FREDERICK STREET

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GEORGE SIMPSON, R.S.A., and MR WILLIAM McCRAW, beg to announce the opening of their NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT, where they prosecute the Art in all its Branches.

They intend to direct their attention particularly to P, and hope by the high finish and artistic arrangement of their Pictures to give satisfaction to those who may honour them with their patronage.  They also execute Landscapes, Stereoscopic Views and Groups, Copies of Portraits, &c.

The Advertisers beg to request the attention of their friends to the process lately invented and patented by Mr McCraw, by which Portraits are produced on porcelain and other substances.

Inspection of Specimens invited.

 

Advertisement

The Scotsman, 28 November 1857, page 1

MESSRS SIMSON & McCRAW beg to intimate that SPECIMENS of the Newly-Invented and Patented Process for producing PHOTOGRPAHIC PORTRAITS on PORCELAIN  may be seen in the Exhibition of Art Manufactures, and at their Galleries, 54 NORTH FREDERICK STREET.

 

 

William McCraw

William McCraw continued his photographic business until 1883, moving his premises five times between 1859 and 1883.

 

George W Simson

George W Simson became Teacher of Drawing from1859.  

He took over the running of the Institute for Drawing & Painting, at 54 Frederick Street from 1862 to 1886, initially with Miss Simson.

 

The Simson Family

Other members of the Simson family were:

-  George Simson, RSA    Teacher of Drawing  (1820-31)

                       Teacher of Drawing and Painting  (1832-58)

-  William Simson,              Teacher of Drawing  (1820-24) 

-  David Simson,                Teacher of Drawing   (1833-73)

Advertisement

1 Oct 1842

Mr Simson, Member of the Royal Scottish Academy, and Teacher of Drawing in the Scottish Institution, and Naval and Military Academy will resume his CLASSES for the above Branches on Mon 3rd October *

* Duration of each Class - two hours

 

Further advertisements for George Simson's drawing classes appeared in the press in the 1850s

 

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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