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James Good Tunny

Studios

 

Tunny & Asher

102 South Bridge

1867

 

James Good Tunny

78 South Clerk Street

1852-59

_ Causewayside

1860

93 Princes Street

1860-74

102 South Bridge

1869-72

6 West Newington *

1870

11 Salisbury Place

1871-86

13 Maitland Street

1875-87

19 Salisbury Place

1887

This address appeared in the trade directories
However, it was probably not a studio address, but Tunny's temporary address while work was being carried out on what was to become his new home and studio at 11 Salisbury Place.

 

J G Tunny & Co

[following the death of J G Tunny in 1887]

13 Maitland Street

1888-98

19 Salisbury Place

1888-97

13a Maitland Street

1896-98

61 Shandwick Place

1899-09

 

Studio in 1852

James Good Tunny's first appearance in the Edinburgh Trade Directories as a photographer was in 1852.  His studio was at 78 South Clerk Street.

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Studio in 1860

Tunny's business continued at several addresses.  From 1860 to 1874, he was based at 93 Princes Street

An advert was placed in The Scotsman on 8 September 1860, reading:

J G TUNNY begs to inform his Friends and the general Public that his NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC ESTABLISHMENT, 93 PRINCES' STREET will be OPENED on MONDAY first, the 10th inst. and which will be under his personal superintendence.

The BUSINESS at the NEWINGTON PHOTOGRAPHIC ROOMS will be conducted by Mr SMITH, one of Mr Tunny's oldest assistants.

In the 1861 Census Tunny was described as "Photographer employing 2 men and 3 women".  He was then with his wife, 4 sons, daughter, sister-in-law, nurse, cook, nursery maid and photographer's apprentice.  [Census: 1861]

Studio in 1873

Thank you to Ron Cosens passing on a message from his friend, Alan Collier, to me drawing my attention to an article published in the Dundee Courier on 3 May1873 about one of J G Tunny's premises.

The article read:

Edinburgh Photographer's Premises Burned

"Our Edinburgh correspondent telegraphs: - Last night, about seven o' clock, the premises of two storeys occupied by Mr Tunny, photographer, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, were burnt to the ground.

Mr Tunny was working among some spirit of wine varnish, when some chemicals ignited and set the place on fire.  The damage is estimated at upwards of £1,000."

Dundee Courier:  Saturday 3 May, 1873

 

Studio in 1876

A full account of Tunny's studio at 13 Maitland Street, Edinburgh, written by John Nicol, appeared in the British Journal of Photography in 1876.

 

Studio in 1867

Tunny was in partnership with Alexander Asher at 102 South Bridge for one year only, in 1867.

Studios in 1890

The company’s studios were described in 1890:

“A hall surrounded by some splendid specimens of photographic art, … , a finely furnished waiting room and an elegantly appointed reception room, measuring about thirty feet by thirty feet, lighted by a magnificent oriel window.”   [ST]

The company's  'Fine Art Photographic Galleries' offered:

"Enlargements made to any size

 and coloured in oil, water colours or crayon. 

Indestructible Vitrified Enamels – a Speciality.

Photos printed in permanent platinum 

 a process that bears a striking resemblance to  finely executed engraving."     

 

Studios in 1892

Two years later, the British Journal of Photography printed a report on the company's  main studios at 13 Maitland Street at the West End of Edinburgh  -  premises that were to be given the address 61 Shandwick Place in 1899.

"Mr Balmain used some of the newest processes commercially.  In 1892, he was experimenting with printing-out paper, and was testing the permanence of images on collodio-chloride paper.  They proved not to be very permanent.

He was an award winner in vitrified enamels, which was now an important growing department of his business.  He also handled photogravure work for the trade, and created photo-lithography transfers to printers.”    [BJP1892: p534]

The company also opened a studio in Hawick in the Scottish Borders.

 

 

James Good Tunny

1820-1887

EPS

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Maine to California

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Tunny &  Rodger

William Miller

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Family

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Princes Street  1850s

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Shakespeare Square

Businesses

Adverts

Early Days

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Studio 1852

Studio 1876

JG Tunny & Co

Tunny & Asher

Family Photos

Cartes de Visite

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870 ©

Cabinet Prints

The back of a cabinet print by James Good Tunny  -  13 Maitland Street + 19 Salisbury Place  - Lady wearing a hat ©

Book

Here is a link to a web page that gives details of a book, written and published in 2009 by Julian Bukits, on the life and work of James G Tunny

Cover of a book 'A Study of James G Tunny - 1820-1887'  by Julian Bukits ©

 

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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