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Ethnographic Photography in Scotland

1

Early History of
Photography

Page 1

Further Notes

2

Types of Camera and  Photo

Page 2

Further Notes

3

Photographic
Societies

Page 3

Further Notes

4

Professional
Photographers

Page 4

Further Notes

5

Collections of Photos and Books

Page 5

Further Notes

Other talks:    Ethnographic Postcards in Scotland

Other talks:    History of Photography

 

Edinburgh University, School of Literature, Language and Cultures, Celtic and Scottish Studies

2nd Year Lecture:  February 22, 2010  -  Ethnographic Photography

 

Ethnographic Photography  -  Page 4  -  Further Notes

 

Ethnographic Photography in Scotland

Professional

Photographers

 

Further Notes

The Cost of Photography

 

1.

'Old Money and New Money'

1971

In 1971, Britain converted to decimal currency  p (pounds, new pence)

Previously, the currency had been  s d  (pounds, shillings, pence).

s d is the currency quoted throughout the tables on this page.

Conversion Rates

Here are decimal equivalents of the 'old money':

     6d. (sixpence) = 0.025

1s. 0d.   or   1/-   (a shilling)  =  0.05 or 5p

2s. 6d    or   2/6  (half a crown) = 0.125 or 12.5p

1  1s. 0d.   or 1 1/-   (one guinea) = 1.05  or 1 and 5

2.

Inflation  -  Conversion Table

Equivalent Values Today -  Feb 2007

 of some of the prices charged in earlier years:

Year

Sixpence

6d

Shilling

1s 0d

Pound

1

1840

1.84

3.67

73

1850

2.43

4.86

97

1860

2.18

4.35

87

1870

2.15

4.29

86

1880

1.98

3.96

79

1890

2.32

4.63

93

1900

2.20

4.41

88

1910

2.12

4.24

85

1920

0.79

1.58

32

1930

1.16

2.32

46

1940

99p

1.98

40

1950

62p

1.24

25

1960

42p

85p

17

1970

28p

55p

11

1980

8p

15p

3.05

1990

4p

8p

1.58

2000

3p

6p

1.24

Sources used to compile the table above:  Safaira's Web site (1840-2003) + UK RPI (2003-2007)

 

3.

Studio Portraits  -  From 1849

Some of the early press adverts for photographic studios in Edinburgh give the prices charged for studio portraits..   Here are a few  examples.

1849

James Howie

First size

 1s. 6d

Equivalent to over 7  today.

See table above.

Second size

 2s. 6d

Third size

 4s. 0d

Fourth size

 7s. 6d

Sotires Georgiades

Smallest size

 5s 6d

middle size

8s 6d

largest size

15s. 6d

Family Groups

higher prices

1854

James Howie

First size

 3s. 6d

Second size

 6s 0d

Third size

10s 0d

1855

James Howie

Prices  from ...

 1s 0d

Handsome Portrait in Morocco Case

 3s 6d

John Moffat

Prices  from ...

2s. 6d

1856

Truefitt Brothers

Prices  from ....

2s. 6d

1857

G & D Hay

Prices  from ...

2s. 6d

1857

J G Tunny

Calotype portraits of civic dignitaries

4s. 6d

Calotype views

5s. 6d

1867

Tunny & Asher

Enamel Cartes-de-Visite

6s. 0d / dozen

The lately fashionable Cabinet Portraits

4s. 0d each

 

Cartes de Visite

Tollcross

Up to 1855, most early Edinburgh studios were based in Princes Street.

However, from 1860 onwards, they had spread out across Central Edinburgh.

Alex Ayton set up his studio at North Bruntsfield Place, Bruntsfield Links, near Tollcross.

Alex Ayton

Studios: From 1875

  • Here are the fronts and backs of two cartes de visite, possibly from around the 1880s.  They are on heavier card than early cartes de visite, and have  more elaborate backs.  The protective tissue paper is still attached to the second photo, which is unusual.

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 2  -  front        Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 2  -  back 

 

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 5  -  front        Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 5  -   back 

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Portobello

Philip E Low

Portobello

  • Many studios were established in Portobello in the late 19th century and early 20th century, catering  for the holiday visitors.  Here is a cabinet print from one of these studios.

Cabinet Print  -  donkey, ladies and children  -  Photographer: Philip E Low

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William Kyles

Portobello

Carte de visite  -  Kyles  -  34 Bath Street  -  Group      The back of a carte de visite  -  Kyles  -  34 Bath Street  -  Group 

Carte de visite  -  Kyles  -  No address given  -  Man with top hat        The back of a carte de visite  -  Kyles  -  No address given  -  Man with top hat 

Carte de visite  -  Kyles  -  36 Regent Street  -  Lady, book and pillar       The back of a carte de visite  -  Kyles  -  36 Regent Street  -  Lady, book and pillar 

Carte de visite  -  Kyles  -  36 Regent Street  -  Lady and gate        The back of a carte de visite  -  Kyles  -  36 Regent Street  -  Lady and gate 

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A A Inglis

Rock House

1881 - 1916

  • Here are more photos from the studio at Rock House.  These are by A A Inglis, taken about fifty years after Hill & Adamson's calotypes.

Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders on the Castle Esplanade

Edinburgh Castle and Esplanade - Photo by Alex A Inglis

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Holyrood Chapel

Holyrood Chapel  -  Photo by Alex A Inglis

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Waverley Bridge

after Cockburn Street was built

View of Edinburgh Old Town from the Scott Monument  -  Photo by Alex A Inglis

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St Giles

St Giles Cathedral in the High Street, Edinburgh  -  Photo by Alex A Inglis

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St Giles   -  Interior

St Mary's Cathedral [interior]  -  Photo by ALex A Inglis

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Ethnographic Photography in Scotland

1

Early History of
Photography

Page 1

Further Notes

2

Types of Camera and  Photo

Page 2

Further Notes

3

Photographic
Societies

Page 3

Further Notes

4

Professional
Photographers

Page 4

Further Notes

5

Collections of Photos and Books

Page 5

Further Notes

Other talks:    Ethnographic Postcards in Scotland

Other talks:    History of Photography

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Links to Other Pages

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