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Edinburgh Photographer

Charles Wallace

1825 -  1896

In 1855, Charles Wallace lived at Shakespeare Square, later to become the site of the General Post Office at the East End of Princes Street.  He is reported to have been a journeyman joiner.  His profession was listed as joiner on the birth certificate of his son, Thomas.

The first reference found to Charles Wallace photographer was on the birth certificate of his daughter, Charlotte, in 1859.   His address at that time was Canonmills (about a mile to the north of the centre of Edinburgh).  [John J Hadden, gt.gt. grandson of Charles Wallace]

Charles Wallace appeared in the Edinburgh Trade Directories as a professional photographer, based at 126a Causewayside, 1876-77.

He was the father of the photographer, Thomas Wallace, who opened his own studio in Dalkeith, about seven miles to the south-west of Edinburgh.

[Stephen Wallace Murray]

Several members of the Wallace family were photographers, but Charles is the only one I have found who appears to have had an Edinburgh studio.

 

Charles Wallace

Question 1

Was Charles Wallace, professional photographer, Causewayside, Edinburgh [1876-77] the same man as appeared in the 1881 Census above?

Answer 1

Yes.  There were no other Charles Wallaces in Edinburgh around that time, so Charles Wallace in the 1881 census appears to be the same man as Charles Wallace, the photographer in the Edinburgh Trade Directory.

[Ken Johnston, Australia]

I have also received a message from John Hadden, g-g-grandson of Chares Wallace who has a couple of photos by Charles Wallace of 126a Causewayside.

 

Question 2

Was Charles Wallace related to Mary Wallace:  Photographer's Assistant  aged 56, who appeared in the 1881 census, residing at 17 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh?

Answer 2

There is evidence that there was no close relationship between Charles Wallace and the Photographic Assistant, Mary Wallace.  Thank you to John Hadden for checking the census records and for providing the following supporting evidence for this conclusion.

"Charles Wallace had a sister named Mary.  She was born in Leith on 19 July, 1807 and so would have been aged ~74. at the time of the 1881 census  

The Photographic Assistant living at 17 West Richmond Street in 1881 was then aged 34. She lived with her widowed mother Ann (who was a Ladies Nurse). They both still lived at the same address in the 1891 census, with Mary's occupation still Photographic Assistant, but her mother (who was 77 in 1891) must be retired by then.

Her mother died at that same address in 1894 and, on her death cert, her late husband's name was William Wallace (commercial clerk),  Mary's father.

Now, Charles didn't have a brother William, so if Mary Wallace is related to Charles Wallace,  it is a relationship further separated than Niece/Uncle."

[John J Hadden]

 

Charles Wallace        1881 Census         Cabinet Print       Wallace Family

 

 

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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