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Daguerreotype

Ross & Thomson

Daguerreotype

Daguerreotype from the studio of Ross & Thomson, Edinburgh, 1856

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jan Weijers, Netherlands

Daguerreotype Case

The outside of a case for a Daguerreotype from the studio of Ross & Thomson, Edinburgh, 1856

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jan Weijers, Netherlands

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Daguerreotype from the studio of Ross & Thomson, Edinburgh, 1856 ©

The outside of a case for a Daguerreotype from the studio of Ross & Thomson, Edinburgh, 1856 ©

 

Comment

1.

Jan Weijers

Netherlands

Thank you to Jan Weijers for allowing me to reproduce the photos above of a Daguerreotype and case from the studio of Ross & Thomson.

Jan wrote:

eBay

"This photo is now available for sale on the German eBay site.  Perhaps you will be interested.

John Peat

Do you know a John Peat, Edinburgh, 1856?"

Joe Weijers, Netherlands:  December 11, 2013

Replies

eBay

I had a look, out of curiosity, to see if there had been any bids on the German eBay site for this Daguerreotype, but unfortunately, I was not able to find it.

Perhaps the auction has ended, or perhaps I was looking in the wrong place.

UPDATE:  I've now found it.  See Reply 2 below.

John Peat

There was an amateur photographer in Edinburgh named John Peat active in the mid-1860s.  Might he have been the man in the Ross & Thomson Daguerreotype?

All I know about him is that:

-  He gave four talks to Edinburgh Photographic Society in 1865-66.

-  He entered work in the Photographic Society of Scotland Exhibition in 1865.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 12, 2013

 

Comment

2.

Winnie Lisowski (née Veitch)

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Winnie Lisowski who wrote:

eBay

    Daguerreotype from the studio of Ross & Thomson, Edinburgh, 1856 ©

"I was reading your comments saying you couldn’t find it on eBay in Germany....its still there 50 Euros.  All I did was put details in the eBay search box and there it was.

Winnie Lisowski, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland:  December 15, 2013

Thanks Winnie.  I found the photo straight away when i looked for it today!   I just put Daguerreotype into the search field on the German eBay site.

If my understanding of German is correct, it appears that the picture has a starting price of €50 + €16 postage, but there have not yet been any bids for it.  The auction closes at 16.12 today.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 15, 2013

 

 

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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.

 

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