The advert below may have been the first advert for the
sale of photographic materials in Edinburgh.
The Scotsman 13 April 1839 Page 3
T & H SMITH, CHEMISTS, have prepared the paper
and other materials for the above elegant and newly-discovered art, with
instructions for their use, which may be had at their Laboratory, No 21, Duke
T & H Smith
Less than three months after
Talbot announced his photogenic drawing, the chemists T & H Smith in
Edinburgh were selling materials for the process.
It would be interesting to know how much material they sold and to whom,
and what success the purchasers had with the process.