In 1825 John Valentine
established the Valentine company, printers and lithographers, in Dundee.
James Valentine, 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.
James Valentine's sons William Dobson Valentine (1844-1907) and George Dobson
Valentine (1852-1890) succeeded him in running the family business in
Dundee until George Dobson Valentine
emigrated to New Zealand in 1884.
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