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The Truefitt Brothers

Photographs in Exhibitions

Peter Truefitt and William P Truefitt worked together as The Truefitt Brothers  from their home address, 72 Princes Street from 1856 until 1863

Their father was also a Photographic Artist, named William.

Below are some early adverts  that I have found for the Truefitt Brothers' studio:

Advertisement

The Scotsman 16 August 1856, page 1

TRUEFITT BROTHERS

PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTISTS

72, PRINCES STREET, EDINBURGH

(Immediately opposite the National Galleries)

PRICES FROM 2s. 6d.

The Operating Room being constructed on a new principle is admirably adapted for the arrangement of Groups, and for Stereoscopic Portraits.

Copies of Casts, Busts, Statuettes, Models, Oil and Water Colour Paintings, and Engravings, accurately and artistically rendered.

72 PRINCES STREET, EDINBURGH

Advertisement

The Scotsman 18 January 1859, page 1

BURNS CENTENARY FESTIVAL!

__________

Now ready.

A SET of FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS (taken on the spot), of the LAND of BURNS, including his BIRTHPLACE and MONUMENT forming the best and cheapest Memento of SCOTLAND'S GREATEST POET.

TRUEFITT BROTHERS

72, PRINCES STREET, EDINBURGH

 

 

The Truefitt Brothers

1st PSS Exhibition, Dec 1856

The Truefitt Brothers exhibited 10 coloured collodion portraits and 4 glass positives, one in colour in the 1856 PSS Exhibition.  There were some intriguing titles: 

-  “Miss Foote as Little Bo Peep”

-  “Hide & Seek”

-  “Guess Who it is”

-  “The Queen of the May”.

The Caledonian Mercury reporter praised portraits by the Truefitt Brothers at this exhibition, along with those of Claudet, Ross & Thomson, Rodger, Hay and DO Hill.  He wrote:  

“Another Exhibition has opened to delight our pleasure-loving Auld Reekieites who are noted as dillettántí and Fine-Art rhapsodists.  ….Photography already appears scarcely less marvellous than the electric telegraph.”    [CM:22/12/1856]

 

The Truefitt Brothers

2nd

Art Manufactures Association

Exhibtition

Truefitt Brothers decided in 1857, along with several other Edinburgh Professional Photographers, to exhibit their work in the Art Manufactures Association Exhibition, rather than in the PSS Exhibition.. to exhibit their photography

 

The Truefitt Brothers

3rd PSS Exhibition, Dec 1858

The Truefitt Brothers exhibited a further 50 photographs in the 1858 PSS Exhibition.

 

Photographs in Exhibitions  1839 to 1865

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

Photographs exhibited

Other Edinburgh Photographers

 

 

Truefitt

 

William + Peter

The Truefitt Brothers

 

 

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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