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Professional Photographer

William Walker

1814-1885

Professional Photographer

William Walker's address was given as:

Walker's Scottish Photographic Institute

Haddington Place, Leith Walk

Also at Wilton, Hawick

and as:

The Scottish Photographic Institute

36 Haddington Place.

Also at Wilton, Hawick

 

 

Cartes de Visite

Carte de visite by William Walker     The back of a carte de visite by William Walker

Please click on one of the image above to enlarge this carte de visite.

Edinburgh Studio

Edinburgh photographers based at 36 Haddington Place were:

-  1862-65:  J Robson

-  1866:        Robson & Walker

-  1867:        William Walker

Hawick Studio

The following is an extract from D Richard Torrance's booklet: 'Photographers in Southern Scotland to 1914'

"Mr Walker set up in business in July 1866 and employed C Collie as manager.  He later employed J B Cartlidge who would be in Jedburgh about 4 days a week.  He was taken to court by his employer over default of payments.  By about 1870 Mr Cartlidge was employed in Edinburgh photographic studios."

 

Questions

Were any of the following the same person as the Edinburgh photographer, William Walker?

1.  William Walker, who was believed to have come from  PeeblesHe had three daughters  - Mary (b.1882), Lil and Kate.  He was reputed to have had a photographic partnership that ended in dispute, and to have ended up as a stationer's clerk according to his daughters wedding certificate.
[With acknowledgement to Ann Lewis, great-grand daughter of this photographer for the details above.]

2.  William Walker, sculptor, had a photographic studio at Braes, Anstruther, Fife  from May 1865 until 1868 
[Photographers in Central Scotland to 1914:  D Richard Torrance]

3.  William Walker, probably the same man as above, had a photographic studio at Dunfermline, Fife 1868-71 
[Photographers in Central Scotland to 1914:  D Richard Torrance]

4.  William Walker opened a studio in London in 1867.

5.  William Walker who had photos accepted in several Scottish photographic exhibitions in the 1850s and 1860s.  See below.

Answers

Many thanks to Ann Lewis for checking the dates and finding it possible that all the above references may in fact refer to the same man.  See below:

-  1856 Member of Photographic Society of Scotland,  in Edinburgh

-  1865 Photographer in Anstruther, Fife

-  1866 Joins Robson in Edinburgh.  (No longer in Westwood Directory in Anstruther).

           Installs a manager in Hawick Studio.

-  1867 Trading in his own name in Edinburgh, possibly tries it out in London)

-  1868 Photographer in Dunfermline

-   Until 1873  -  Keeps his tries with Edinburgh Photographic Society

Ann Lewis, great-grand daughter of William Walker, Peebles, tells me of a family story that, at one time, a partner of William Walker reputedly stole all his money and refused to work any more.  Events such as this could well have caused William Walker to move from town to town.

 

Photographic Exhibitions

William Walker

William Walker entered his photographs in several exhibitions under the name William Walker, Wm Walker or W Walker.

However, Roger Taylor, in his book: Photographs Exhibited in Great Britain 1839-1865 describes him as Dr William Walker (1821-1862)

William Walker exhibited the following:

1st Photographic Society of Scotland Exhibition, Dec 1856

Calotype

 5 Edinburgh views

 2 Cheshire views

 6 studies form nature

3rd Photogrpahic Society of Scotland Exhibition, Dec 1858 Calotype

7 Scottish landscapes

British Association Exhibition, Aberdeen, 1859 Calotype

4 Scottish landscapes

Glasgow Photographic Society, 1859 Calotype

6 Scottish landscapes

9th Photographic Society of Scotland Exhibition, Dec 1864

Tannin process

4 Edinburgh views

 

 

 

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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 photogrpahers  -  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.  Details of who owns the copyright of photographs and other mateiral on this 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.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

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