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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.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

 

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James Valentine

Publishing Business

1815 Birth of James Valentine.
1851 James Valentine adds portrait photography to his business.
1855 Large photographic glasshouses built.
1860s Topographical Views of Scotland produced.

Photos: 4"x3",  8"x6",  12"x8" sold individually or in albums.  Also stereo views.

PRICES

8"x6" was Cabinet size.  These sold for one shilling (0.05) each.

12"x8" was Imperial size.  These sold for two shillings 0.10) each.

Valentines also sold albums with photographs paseted in, at prices ranging from 2 Gns (2.20) to 5 Gns (5.25).

1879 James died.

Succeeded by sons William Dobson (1844-1907) + George Dobson (1852-1890).

1884 George emigrates to New Zealand
 -  After concentrating on portrait studio work, George emigrated to New Zealand in ill health.  There he became a landscape photographer, leaving William to take control of the landscape business in Dundee.
1886 William running the business - now employing 100 workers.
1897 Began to produce postcards - now employing 1,000 workers.
1907 Employing 40 artists for retouching views.

Many items were added to or removed from Valentine's postcard views.

1923 Overseas Branches sold.
1929 Portrait side of the business sold.
1937 Expansion.  New factory built at Kingsway, Dundee.
1950s Greetings Card business becoming more important than postcards.
1963 Taken over by Waddington & Co Ltd..
1967 Last monochrome postcards published.
1971 Archive of Valentine's monochrome views passed to St Andrew's University.
1980 Sold to Hallmark Cards Inc.
1994 Valentine's Dundee factory closed.

Acknowledgements:   

1.  Booklet: 'University of St Andrews Valentine Collection'  [published by St Andrew's University Library]

2.  Article ' Scraps & Stereos' by Roddy Simpson, published in The Scots Magazine  (July 2003, pp.88-92) - for the prices charged for Valentine's photographs in the 1860s.

 

Valentine's Overseas Photography

      

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James Valentine

G D Valentine

Family

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Holyrood from Calton Hill

Holyrood Chapel

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Portobello

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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 photogrpahers  -  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.  Details of who owns the copyright of photographs and other mateiral on this 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.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

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