Links to Other Pages

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

Developing & Printing

J B Watson

1937

Developing and Printing Wallet, 1937 -  front

Zoom-in to the front of a J B Watson Developing and Printing wallet, 1934 to 1938

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Reginald Witsch, Cologne, Germany

 

Developing and Printing Wallet, 1937  -  back

Zoom-in to the back of a J B Watson Developing and Printing wallet, 1934 to 1938

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Reginald Witsch, Cologne, Germany

 

zoom-out to see the whole wallet

J B Watson  -  Developing and Printing wallet, 1937  -  Outside       J B Watson  -  Developing and Printing wallet, 1929 to 1931  -  Inside

more packaging

 

Developing and Printing

J B Watson

1937

Thank your to Reginald Witsch, Cologne, Germany, for allowing me to reproduce the pictures above of a photographic wallet from one of the two J B Watson's shops in Edinburgh in 1937.

This wallet is in the same style as other DB Watson wallets that I have seen from the 1930s, all featuring Edinburgh street scenes including JB Watson's shops.

Reginald wrote:

My Father's Visit to Edinburgh

"Checking through some of my father's old photos, I found this old wallet full of old black and white negatives  -  no views of Edinburgh, I'm afraid.

I know that my father spent a few weeks in Britain in 1937.  He seems to have met a Scottish girl called A Fergie. there.  Her name is on the wallet and I also found some postcards sent by her."

Pictures on the Wallet

"The front page of the wallet shows a policeman on a street crossing, his right arm pointing at J B Watson's shop.

In the top-right corner of the picture on the wallet, in a deep brown box, under the heading 'J B Watson', it says

OPTICIAN AND
PHOTOGRAPHIC DEALER

13-15 Shandwick Place
& 3 Frederick Street
EDINBURGH

On the back of the wallet there is a picture showing what was apparently the other Watson shop,  On the left, you see a large clock showing 10.33am, and on the right, Watson's shop, some pedestrians and a few cars.

The date of the order is 6 August 1937.  The Order No is 8104.  It is for 12 prints, in 1A size."

Reginald Witsch, Cologne, Germany:  December 10+12, 2012

Pictures on the Wallet

Yes, Reginald:

 - The picture on the front of the wallet features J B Watson's shop at 3 Frederick Street, close to the centre of Princes Street.

- The picture on the back of the wallet features J B Watson's shop at 13-15 Shandwick Place, close to the West End of Princes Street.  This view looks along Shandwick Place from Princes Street. 

The large clock in the street in this picture was close to Maule's (later Binns', now Fraser's) store .  Here is another picture featuring the clock.  J B Watson's shop was a few yards along Shandwick Place, the street leading to the right out of the lower-right corner of this photo.

Postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  Princes Street, West End

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the National Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire, England

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 12, 2013

 

__________________

 

Links to Other Pages

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