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Edinburgh Professional Photogrpaher

William Fairbairn

 

William Fairbairn

Studios Addresses

William Fairbairn had a photographic business at 10 and 15 Crown Street, Leith.  He named one or both of these premises Crown Studio, and advertised:  “Tram cars pass the door”.

The back of this cartes de visite featured a sketch of an artist’s brushes and palate surrounded by flowers.  On the palate was a picture of fir tree and a photographer with black cloth and camera on tripod.

William Fairbairn later moved to 70 +72 Leith and took over the premises previously occupied by Hugh McKay’s Reay Temperance Hotel & Restaurant.

One address that I have not found in any of the trade directories is 116 Fountain Bridge.  However, I have a pair of stereo prints by Fairbairn, with the address:  72 Leith Walk and 116 Fountain Bridge.

These are the addresses of William Fairbairn' studios taken from the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories:

10 Crown Street, Leith Walk

1891-93

15 Crown Street, Leith Walk

1894-01

72 Leith Walk

1902-08

70 Leith Walk

1909-12

83 High Street

1913-21

116 Fountain Bridge

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William Fairbairn

Waverley Photo Exhibition

Medal

I've been told about an Exhibition Medal awarded to William Fairbairn by
Gordon Burns who wrote:

Question

"I have an interesting medal in my possession, and wondered if you could shed some light on it?

On one side it has a laurel wreath with the name:

 'Wm. Fairbairn Waverley Photo Exhibition'

On the other side, is a winged angel-like figure over very old- looking camera equipment.

Do you think this is an Edinburgh-based medal. It is made of bronze.

Gordon Burns:  December 5, 2010

 

William Fairbairn

Waverley Photo Exhibition

Medal

Thank you to Gordon Burns for contacting me again and sending these photos of the front and back of the medal that he described above.

The inscription on the back of the medal reads:

WAVERLEY

PHOTO EXHIBITION

Won by

W. FAIRBAIRN

 

 Please click on the images of the medal below to enlarge them.

Front of Medal

   Waverley Photo Exhibition Medal awarded to W Fairbairn  -  Front ©

Back of Medal

   Waverley Photo Exhibition Medal awarded to W Fairbairn  -  Front ©

 

Acknowledgement:  Gordon Burns:  December 5, 2010

 

William Fairbairn

Exhibition Medal

Reply 1

"That sound like an Edinburgh-based medal to me.  I expect it would have come from an exhibition held at the Waverley Market in Edinburgh.

Here is a note about the exhibition held there in 1900, but that does not seem to be the one as I do not have William Fairbairn amongst the exhibition entrants that year.

Waverley Market Exhibition - 1900

I don't know in which other years photographic exhibitions were held there."

Peter Stubbs:  December 5, 2010

 

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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

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