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Thomas Rodger

Pioneer Photographer

    Thomas Rodger and Tunny ©

1832-1883

 

Family

Thomas Rodger was born on April 17, 1832 *.  He died, aged 50, on January 6, 1883 in St Andrews.

He was widower of Margaret Walker

Father:  Thomas Rodger  - Photographer's Assistant

Mother:  Elizabeth Rodger  (née Greenhill)

[Death Certificate]

In fact, Peter Francis (g.g.grandson of Thomas Rodger b.1832) tells me that Thomas was born on April 18, 1832.  [Peter Francis:  June 11, 2008]

 

 

Family Name

Peter Francis has also been researching the family name.

Peter writes:

"The spelling of Rodger is a bit of a minefield.  Senior was born Roger in 1809, married as Roger in 1832, shown as the father of his son who was born 3 months later (!) as Roger, yet he died as Rodger in 1876.  Junior was born Roger in 1832, married as Rodger in 1855 and died as Rodger in 1883.  So somewhere between 1832 and 1855, they all added a D!  Best left alone perhaps, we’ll never know the answer.

Another curiosity to which there will be no answer is why Thomas Rodger, my great grandfather, born 1856, became Thomas Rodger Rodger by the time of his marriage in 1880.  And to add a red herring for family tree researchers, Thomas Rodger junior’s youngest brother, John, christened his first born son Thomas Rodger Rodger in 1884!  Crazy!

Peter Francis, g.g.g.grandson of Thomas Rodger, Sen: June 11, 2008

 

Photography

Thomas Rodger learnt photography  whilst working as laboratory and photographic assistant to Dr. John Adamson, brother of Robert Adamson (of Hill & Adamson).

It was John Adamson who probably encouraged Thomas Rodger [jun.] to establish the first professional photographic studio in St Andrews from 1849 until 1883.  [RC]   [FFHS]   This studio was continued by the son of Thomas Rodger [jun.], George Berwick Rodger (d.1922).  [FFHS] 

Despite using the name, Thomas Rodger  (jun.), he was the father of the professional photographer Thomas R Rodger, who practiced photography in Fife, Edinburgh, Inverness and London.

 

1856 Lecture

Thomas Rodger (jun.) read a Paper to the Royal Scottish Society of Arts in Edinburgh  in February 1856, in which he described his use of the Wet Collodion Process.

Please click here to read details from Thomas Rodger's  Paper.

 

 

Research

Peter Francis, is attempting to discover more about the pioneer photographer, Thomas Rodger, his great great grandfather

Peter writes:

Most of my knowledge of him has been gleaned from visiting St Andrews, studying Karen Johnstone's 1997 thesis on Thomas Rodger and talking to various people at the University. 

Peter Francis:  February 2006

 

 

More Thomas Rodger pages

Background

Early Days      Photographs      PSS Exhibitions    Collections

Thomas R Rodger     Edinburgh    St Andrews    Wet Collodion

Photos of Rodger

Thomas Rodger [Sen]   Thomas Rodger [Jun]   Thomas R Rodger

Photos by Rodger

Cartes de Visite     Cabinet Prints    Other Photos

Photos by TR Rodger

Large Photos

FULL INDEX:   Thomas Rodger pages

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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