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James Valentine

James Valentine

James Valentine

  Reproduced by courtesy of St Andrews University Library

In 1825 John Valentine established the Valentine company, printers and lithographers, in Dundee.

His son, James, was born in 1815.  He learnt the Daguerreotype process in the late 1840s and opened a portrait studio in Dundee in early 1850s, specialising in cartes de visite.  The following decade, the Valentine company entered the photographic publishing business.    [MIT]

 

James Valentine

EPS Founding Member

James Valentine was one of the seven founding EPS members in 1861.

The other two professional photographers amongst these seven founding members were s Archibald Burns and David Doull.

 

Question

The following were elected to membership of EPS: 

-  on 2 February 1881:  James Valentine of Edinburgh

-  on 2 Mar 1881:            W D Valentine of Dundee

How were these related to each other or to James Valentine who joined the Society in 1861?

Answer

Patty Brown has replied with the following answer:

"W D Valentine is likely William Dobson Valentine, James Valentine's oldest son.

He joined his father's business in 1863 after apprenticing as a landscape photographer with Francis Frith.

Not sure who the other James (of Edinburgh) might be.

James Valentine also had a son named James Morrison Hennay Valentine (b.1846) but I haven't found any record of this James going into the family business.

William Dobson Valentine & George Dobson Valentine took over their father's biz when he died in 1879."

[Many thanks to Patty Brown of Toronto Postcard Club, Canada for supplying the above information.]

 

James Valentine

Exhibitions

1st PSS Exhibition, Dec 1856

James Valentine exhibited:

-  8 collodion portraits

-  a glass positive portrait 

-  a frame of 15 portraits of medical men of Dundee. 

3rd PSS Exhibition, Dec 1858

James Valentine exhibited:

- 12 collodion portraits

EPS Exhibition, 1858

At the 1878 EPS Exhibition James Valentine exhibited

- 6 photographs. 

James Valentine died in 1879.

Obituaries:

Dundee Advertiser,  "Death of Mr. James Valentine, Photographer", 20 June 1879.

-  The League Journal, The Late Mr. James Valentine, Dundee, 19 July 1879

 

Valentine & Son

Exhibitions

Valentine & Son exhibited 7 photographs in the 1890 EPS Exhibition, but no Valentine company was listed amongst Edinburgh's  professional photographers until 1901.

 

James Valentine

Photographs in Collections

St Andrews University has an extensive archive of negatives and photographs by James Valentine.

The Edinburgh Room of Edinburgh Public Library has about 100 photographs of Edinburgh and other parts of Scotland, attributed to:-  Valentine, James Valentine and James Valentine & Sons Ltd.

      

Valentine

Family

Postcards

Albumen Prints

James Valentine

G D Valentine

Family

Postcards

Thumbnails

Holyrood from Calton Hill

Holyrood Chapel

History

Postcard Views

Stereo Views

Publishers

Overseas

Exhibitions

EPS

Portobello

Newhaven

Rock House

Stereo Views

Books and Souvenirs

Books and Booklets

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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