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Robert Armstrong

Photographic Societies

Robert Armstrong was born in Edinburgh in 1818 or 1819.

He became a PSS Member from 1857.

9th PSS Exhibition, Dec 1864

He exhibited 3 frames, each with 12 cartes de visite, in the 1864 PSS Exhibition.

Professional Photographer

Robert Armstrong was a professional photographer at 63 Princes Street for ten years from 1855 to 1865, then at 75 Princes Street for a further two years.

He is recorded in the 1861 census as living at 63 Princes Street with Jane Ferguson, his domestic servant, then aged 80.  [Census: 1861]

Advertisement  -  1855

Photographic Portraits

One Shilling Each and Upwards

Robert Armstrong

63 Princes Street

[Daily Express:  21 August 1855]

Below are two photos by Robert Armstrong from his studio at 63 Princes Street.

  

Robert Armstrong

Carte de Visite

Carte de Visite  -  Photographer: Armstrong

  Reproduced by courtesy of Zella Ashford

  

Robert Armstrong

Ambrotype

1.

Ambrotype by Robert Armstrong - Front of photo

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Here is a small ambrotype, measuring about 2 ins. x 2.5 ins.  

In many cases the photographer cannot be identified,, but here the name and address appears on the back of the photo when it is removed from the mount.  This also reveals the method of mounting the photo into its pinchbeck metal mount.

  

Ambrotypre by Robert Armstrong  -  back of photo

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Robert Armstrong

Ambrotype

2.

Photograph and Frame

Thank you to Michael McRitchie for sending me this scan of an Ambrotype taken by Robert Armstrong, together with the components that he found when he dismantled the frame.  Please click on the image below to enlarge it.

Robert Armstrong - Ambrotype and frame

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Michael McRitchie, Comber, Northern Ireland

Michael wrote:

The Frame

"I was able to dismantle this frame, without  damage.  In the picture above, you can see the frame structure.  As you see the oval metal surround has marked the photo but it cleans up well in Photoshop."

The McRitchie Family

"The subject is my great-grandmother, Ann Elizabeth Gawn of Granton (1842-1907).  She married John McRitchie in 1862.  The McRitchies were ferrymen and innkeepers in North Queensferry for centuries.

Michael McRitchie:  Comber, Northern Ireland:  October 20, 2009

Please click here to read more about the McRitchie family.

 

Armstrong  -  studio addresses and dates

Other Photographers

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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