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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

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-  John Duncan Smith (1850- 1925)

-  Duncan Smith & McLaren

-  Henry Smith

-  H Smith & Co

 

John Duncan Smith

John Duncan Smith was born in Aberdeen in 1850.  He worked for Brown Barnes & Bell at 1 Hanover Street possibly from 1881 or earlier.  He had moved to Leith by 1881 and his occupation was photographer.  
[source: 1881 Census]

He set up his own business as Photo Artist from this address in 1887 and appeared in the Edinburgh trade directories under his own name in 1887 and 1888.

He joined Edinburgh Photographic Society during the 1887-88 session, giving his address as 4 Bowhill Terrace, Golden Acre, Edinburgh.

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CARTES DE VISITE          12 copies     8s 6d

                                                  6 copies     5s 0d

                             vignette    12 copies   10s 6d

                             vignette      6 copies     7s 6d

CABINETS                           12 copies   15s 6d

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                             vignette      6 copies    15s 6d

PROMENADE                      12 copies   35s 0d

                                                  6 copies    25s 0d

IMPERIAL PORTRAIT        1st copy   12s 6d

                                               duplicates     4s 0d

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PORCELAIN PORTRAIT

Finished in Black and White, Red Chalk, or Colour

 from 3 5s to 15 Guineas complete.

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Made to any size and finished in Oil, Water Colour or Crayon

at various prices according to the size and finish.

 

Journeyman Photographer

By 1889, John Duncan Smith had become journeyman photographer and was living in Bristol.    [source:  daughter's birth certificate]

In 1894, he was living in Bath.  He was buried in Cardiff in 1925. [Des:DAM]

 

Evaline Gordon Smith

Evaline Gordon Smith was to become the wife of John Duncan Smith.  She appeared in the 1881 Census, aged 21, as photographer, though I have found no record, in the Edinburgh trade directories, of her being a professional photographer.   She married John Duncan Smith in 1895.       [Des:DAM

 

John Duncan Smith

1881 Census

John Duncan Smith was listed in the 1881 census as:

Photographer:  aged 31

Born:  Aberdeen

Lodger:  61 Montgomery Street, Edinburgh

[DR Torrance]

Stock of Negatives

On the backs of some of his cabinet prints, John Lamb who was based at 101b Princes Street from1878 until 1900, advertised:

J Lamb, having the entire Stocks of Negatives
taken by the Firms of
BROWN, BARNES & BELL and J D SMITH
1 Hanover Street
AND ROSS & PRINGLE
103 Princes Street

Copies can be had in the Various Styles

 

Duncan Smith & McLaren

Duncan Smith & McLaren were based at 62 Frederick Street in 1889-90.  Was this company connected with John Duncan Smith above?

 

Henry Smith

Henry Smith was a tea merchant in 1855 who became a professional photographer from 1856 to 1864.

He was also a member of PSS and exhibited 5 photographs in the 1858 PSS Exhibition.

 

 See separate page for Gordon M Smith

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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