Rodger [Sen.] exhibited five frames of photographs including:
1 - Playfair's
Statue - a made up
picture from different negatives from the old paper process and
2 - Velocipede
and its maker.
3 - Should
Aul Acquaintance be Forgot - a
few acquaintances met after an absence.
Rodger [Sen.] wrote:
you think my small contributions worth putting in the Catalogue, I hope
you’ll distinguish my name by the word ‘Senior’, as my pictures are
not worthy to be classed with the name of my Son.
His box will be sent approx to morrow."
Rodger [Jun.] sent portraits to the exhibition, including one of TM
Raven. He was awarded the
£10 Maconochie Welwood Prize for the Best Photograph by a Professional
Photographer. The Press wrote that he:
to take the lead in portraiture amongst Scottish photographers" [Evening
News: 24 December 1859]