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Photographers in Edinburgh and Lanarkshire named

Wood

 

Wood

Edinburgh Photographers

There were two professional photography companies, named Wood,  in Edinburgh in the 19th century.

Wood & Co

79 Princes Street

1881-82

72 Princes Street

1882-03

99 Princes Street

1889-93

 

Alexander Wood
& Son

6 Saint Bernard's Row

1878-00

1 Malta Terrace

1882-83

10 Saint Bernard's Row

1901-13

 

 

Wood

Lanarkshire Photographers

Studios

In Airdrie, Lanarkshire, 37 miles west of Edinburgh, there were two photographers named Wood.   Were either of these related to the Edinburgh Woods?

John E Wood

High Street, Airdrie

1886

 

James Wood

132 Graham Street, Airdrie

1905-14

 

Outdoor Cabinet Print

Thank you to Rachel Lamborn, New Zealand, for sending me this interesting outdoor cabinet print by James Wood.

An Outdoor Cabinet Print by James Wood, Airdrie  -  Horse and Cart

  Reproduced by courtesy of Rachel Lamborn, New Zealand

James Wood appeared in the trade directories  as a photographer from 1905 to 1914, but cabinet photographs tended to be replaced by other sizes and styles of photograph early in the 20th century, so I suspect that this photo may date from around 1905.

 

Questions

Can you help to identify the place and date of this photo, or do you know whether or not this Airdrie photographer was related to the Edinbrugh photographers named Wood? 

If so, please e-mail me so that i can pass on details to Rachel Lamborn.

Thank you.  -  Peter Stubbs;  March 11, 2006

 

Answers

Thank you to Shari Hoover, New Haven, Indiana, USA for telling me more about James and John Wood.  Most of the information below comes from Shari:  some comes from the Coldingham web site.

 

James Wood

Airdrie Photographer

James Wood was born in Berwickshire on March 20, 1858 to William Wood, a shepherd.  He was the 7th of 15 children.

James was listed as a photographer in Airdrie in the 1891 and 1901 censuses.  He died on 23 Apr 1940 at New Monkland, Lanark

 

John Wood

Glass Plates Discovered

John Wood was my great-great uncle.

He was born 30 Oct 1852 in Cranshaws, Berwickshire.  He died on 4 Aug 1914 in Coldingham, Berwickshire.  He was the brother of James Wood.

John became somewhat famous for his glass plates dating from 1890-1911, discovered after lying in a potting shed in Coldingham in the Scottish Borders for over 70 years.

About 600 were salvaged and restored.  Some of these can now be seen on the Coldingham web site.

Was he John E Wood?

The Lanarkshire photographer, John E. Wood may well be "my John Wood", the older brother of James Wood.

The Coldingham web site has not been able to trace where John Wood lived between :

- 1877 when he married in Glasgow (having gone there in five years earlier from Old Scarlaw in the Lammermuir Hills, East Lothian to train as a master joiner) and

- 1890 when he married again, this time in Coldingham, Berwickshire.

The censuses record that he was still in Coldingham in 1891 as a general merchant and 1901 as a photographer.

So perhaps he was the photographer, John E Wood listed in the Lanarkshire trade directory in 1886.

 

Edinburgh Wood Photographers

A Different Family

From the research I have, I don't believe that James and John Wood were related to the Edinburgh Wood photographers, unless they are distant relations.

James Wood's other brothers are pretty much accounted for and are not shown as photographers.

 

 

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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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