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Archibald Burns

Amateur Photographer

 

Archibald Burns

Archibald Burns  -  Procfessional photographer

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Archibald Burns

Amateur Photographer

Archibald Burns appears to have been an amateur photographer in the 1850s and early 1860s before becoming a professional  photographer.  

He became a PSS Member in 1857 and an EPS Member four years later.

 

PSS Exhibitions

3rd PSS Exhibition, Dec 1858

In December 1858, from his address at 4 Calton Hill, he sent 10 stereograms from negatives by Fothergillís Process to the 3rd PSS Exhibition

4th PSS Exhibition, Dec 1859

He exhibited two frames, each with 10 stereoscopic views from negatives by Fothergill's Dry Process in the 4th PSS Exhibition in 1859.

 

Edinburgh Photographic Society

EPS Exhibition   -  1861

Archibald Burns went on to become one of the original members of EPS in 1861.  He exhibited in the first EPS Exhibition in 1861, and gave lectures to EPS including:

-  1861:  "The Fothergill Process"

-  1868:  "The Coffee Process"

EPS Meeting   -  1868

At the EPS Meeting on 23 September 1868, Archibald Burns and Alexander Nicol exhibited several negatives showing results obtained by the coffee process, which were "much admired for their beauty and exceeding softness".

Those from Archibald Burns had been produced using a six inch focus lens and exposures varying from twenty seconds to two minutes. 

He had used essence of coffee and an old rotten sample of collodion, similar to the quality he usually used in  the Fothergill process.  The colours of his negatives ranged through all tints from blue-black to coffee-brown.   [BJP 1868  p.477]

 

Photographs in Collections

The Edinburgh Room of Edinburgh  Central Library has a contract print album of 100 photographs, taken from an an original album (of 1866?).

Almost half of the photographs in this album are by Archibald Burns.  Others are by AA Inglis, J Patrick, WD Clark, JCH Balmain, GW Wilson, James Valentine, and unidentified photographers.

 

Photographs in Exhibitions  1839 to 1865

Link to Photographic Exhibitions web site
with facility to search by photographer

Photographs exhibited

Other Edinburgh Photographers

 

 

Archibald Burns

1831-1880

BACKGROUND

Studios  Addresses and Dates

Amateur Photographer

Professional Photographer

Burns' comments on printing skies

BOOK

Albumen Prints

Picturesque 'Bits' from Old Edinburgh

BOOK

13 Photographs

Photographs of Edinburgh
with Distinctive Letter Press 
-  2 editions

PHOTOS

Edinburgh Old Town, 1871

Photos for the Old Town Improvement Trust

PHOTOS

Cartes de Visite

4 views of Edinburgh

Castle from East Gardens

Scott Monument

PHOTOS

Stereo Cards:

Background and Thumbnails

Stereo Views - Inchkeith

Stereo Views - John Knox House

Stereo Views - Other Edinburgh

Stereo Views  [large]  -   John Knox House

Stereo Views  [large]  -  Other Edinburgh

 

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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