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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.   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

 

 

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

2nd Year Lecture  -  March 3 2014

Ethnographic Photography and Postcards in Scotland

-  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

This talk was subsequently given to Colinton Literary Society on February 4, 2015 under the title

Old Photographs and Postcards of Scotland

For further details on any of the topics below, please see these pages:    Ethnographic Photography      Ethnographic Postcards

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Early History

Page 1

2

PHOTOGRAPHY

Cameras and  Photos

Page 2

3

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographic Societies

Page 3

4

PHOTOGRAPHY

Professional
Photographers

Page 4

5

POSTCARDS

Early History

Page 5

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POSTCARDS

Postcard Use

Page 6

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POSTCARDS

Publishers

Page 7

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POSTCARDS

Views of Scotland

Page 8

 

Ethnographic Photography and Postcards in Scotland

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Professional Photographers

Rock House Studio

  • Rock House was beside the steps leading up to Calton Hill from Waterloo Place, about 1/4 mile to the east of the East End of Princes Street.

  • This studio was used by Hill & Adam, calotypists, in 1843-47, then by a succession of other photographers over the next hundred years.

Rock House

Rock House studio  -  1870s

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

 

Hill & Adamson

Rock House

1843-47

  • Here are a few of the many calotype photos that have survived from the studio of Hill & Adamson at Rock House. 

  • The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Queen Street has a large collection of Hill & Adamson calotypes and has published books about this collection.

D O Hill

DO Hill  

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Newhaven Fishwives

Hill & Adamson calotype of Newhaven Fishwives - 5

  Reproduced by courtesy St Andrews University Library                                                                                                             ALB6-92

The Scott Monument

Hill & Adamson Calotypes - The Scott Monument under construction

  This photograph is included with  National Galleries of Scotland permission.   See Copyright Conditions

White Horse Close

Hill & Adamson Calotype - White Horse Close

  This photograph is included with  National Galleries of Scotland permission.   See Copyright Conditions

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Salisbury Place Studio

Kenneth McLeay  RSA

Photographic Studio:  1859-63

  • Kenneth McLeay was a watercolour portrait painter who had photographic studios in Edinburgh from 1859 to 1863.  He exhibited his photos in Photographic Exhibitions in Edinburgh between 1856 and 1864.

 Kenneth McLeay

by Hill & Adamson

Kenneth MacLeay RSA  -  Calotype by Hill & Adamson

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

 

Kenneth McLeay's

Price List

Plain Photographs

1st size   -  no hands                  10s 6d

2nd size  -  with hands               15s 0d

3rd size   -  half length          1    1s  0d

4th size   -  whole length      1  11s  6d

Plain copies of the  first 3 sizes  -  5/- each

Plain copies of the 4th size        -  7/6 each.

Painted Photographs

1st size  -  tinted          2    2s  0d

1st size  -  finished      3  13s  6d

2nd size  -  tinted        2  17s  0d

2nd size  -  finished    4   19s  0d

3rd size  -  tinted         3   13s  6d

3rd size  -  finished     6     6s  0d

4th size  -  tinted         5   15s   6d

4th size  -  finished     8   18s   6d

4th size - in uniform or highland dress  10   10s  0d

Miniatures for Bracelets, Lockets, etc. - smallest size  6 6s 0d

NOTE:  1 in 1859 is equivalent to almost 100 in 2010.)

 

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Princes Street Studios

  • Photography became well established in Edinburgh from the 1840s onwards.  Most of the early photographic studios were in Princes Street.

Edinburgh Studios  -  1840 to 1900

  Chart  -  Princes Street Studios  -  1840-1900

  • Princes Street was well suited to photography.  There was an open outlook to the south towards Edinburgh Castle, so studios on the upper floors in Princes Street got the good light that was needed for photography in the early days.

  • Talbot had patented his Calotype photographic process in England, and Daguerre had placed restrictions on the use of his Daguerreotype in  England, but photographers in Scotland were free to use either process.

    Reproduced with acknowledgement to National Galleries of Scotland permission.

    John Ross

    Studios: 1858 to 1900

    • These are typical studio portraits taken around 1860.  Note the large dresses.  In some cases, but not here, the curtains would be used to hide a head-stand set up to prevent the sitter from moving.

     A carte de visite by the Edinburgh professional photographer John Ross  -  lady and handbag    A carte de visite by the Edinburgh professional photographer John Ross  -  lady and handbag

      peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

    A carte de visite by the Edinburgh professional photographer John Ross  -  lady with large dress            The back of a carte de visite by the Edinburgh professional photographer John Ross  -  lady with large dress

      peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

    John Moffat

    Studios: 1853 to 1962

    Cartes de visite showing medals awarded to him

    • John Moffat added illustrations of the medals he had won to the backs of his cartes de visite.  This can be helpful in dating his cartes de visite.  Fashions can also be helpful in dating photos.  Note that the later cards often have rounded corners.

    1875-80

    John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  1875-80  -  Boy      John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  1875-80  -  Back = "1 Medal"

       peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

    1882-86

    John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  1882-86  -  Girl and Boy        John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  1882-86  -  Back = "3 Medals"

       peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

    1890-97

    John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  around 1890 to 1897  -  Youth        John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  around 1890 to 1897  -  Back = "7 Medals"

       peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

    From 1897

    John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  from 1897  -  Lady with Book        John Moffat  -  Carte de visite  -  from 1897  -  Back = "10 Medals"

       peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

    The Cost

    See also 'Further Notes'

  • A typical charge for cartes de visite in the 1860s was about 6 shillings a dozen  - equivalent to about 25 a dozen in today's money, in 2010.

    Parisian Photo Co

    Studio: 1887 - 1914

    Cabinet Prints

    • These photos all have backdrops, suggesting grander or more exotic surroundings than the sitter might have been accustomed to.  But they are obviously studio shots.  e.g.  where the photographer has made no attempt to hide join of the backdrop and the flooring.

    • A couple of the people in the photos are in uniform. Did these uniforms belong to the studio?  I suspect the answer is 'Yes' - at least in the case of the Fire Officer's uniform.

    Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Ladies and balustrade

      For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

    Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Boy and ropes

      For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

    Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Man in uniform

      For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

    In Fire Officer's uniform

    Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Bryan Gourlay's Great-grandfather in Fire Officer's Uniform

      Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

    Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Railway Carriage

      For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

    Here is how the previous photograph above was taken:

    Parisian Photo Co  -  75 Princes Street  -  Studio Interior

    Parisian Photo Co studio  -  Princes Street

      Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

    Harper & Smellie

    Leith Walk (1899-1908)

    and Princes Street (1902-1906)

    • The cabinet prints below suggest that their studio in Leith Walk had a backdrop and a single chair.  You could either stand beside it or sit on it!

    Cabinet Prints  -  man and chair  -  Photographer:  Harper & Smellie

    William Crooke

    1883 -1929

    • William Crook was one of Edinburgh's most prominent photographers.  He won many awards for his photography. 

    • He had studios in Princes Street from 1883 until 1929, with rather more furniture than Harper & Smellie had above.

    • The studio must have looked impressive, with its outlook to the south across Princes Street Gardens to Edinburgh Castle.

    Princes Street Studio  -  1911

    William Crooke's studio  -  Princes Street

      Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services.

    E R Yerbury

    The Yerbury family had studios
     in Edinburgh 1869 - 2003

    • Several generations of the Yerbury family have had studios in Edinburgh:

    • - beginning with  E R Yerbury who had a studio at the corner of Princes Street and Hanover Street in the 1860s

    • - ending with Trevor Yerbury who had a studio in East Claremont Street and specialised in wedding photography.  His studio remained in business until 2003.

    • Here are some photos of the Yerbury family:

    Three Generations

    LEFT:           Edward Reuben Yerbury  [b.1843]

    CENTRE:      Edward Roper Yerbury    [b.1915]

    RIGHT:      Edward Reuben Yerbury     [b.1881]

    ER Yerbury x 3  -  Professional photographers

      Reproduced by courtesy of the Yerbury family.   Click here for link to web site.

    Edward Reuben Yerbury

     b.1843

     

    Edward Reuben Yerbury  -  1843-1933

      Reproduced by courtesy of the Yerbury Family.

    Edward Reuben Yerbury

     b.1881

     

    Edward Reuben Yerbury  -  1881-1952

      Reproduced by courtesy of the Yerbury family. 

    Edward Roper Yerbury

    1915 - 1949

    Aged about three

    Photographed  by his father

    Edward Roper Yerbury  -  b.1915

      Reproduced by courtesy of the Yerbury family.

    Edward Roper Yerbury

    1915 - 1949

    'The Sky Pilot'

    ER Yerbury, The Sky Pilot, photographed by his father, ER Yerbury

      Reproduced by courtesy of Trevor E R Yerbury, Edinburgh

    Trevor Yerbury

    1951 -

    Trevor ER Yerbury  -  b1951

      Reproduced by courtesy of Trevor Yerbury.   Click here for link to web site.

    • Yerbury photographers took over the businesses of several prominent Edinburgh photographers:

    • William Crooke (1930)

    • JCH Balmain (1958)

    • Andrew Swan Watson (1958)

    • John Moffat (1962)

    • Here are some early images from the Yerbury collection, taken in and around Edinburgh.  The first was taken around 1850.  I believe that most of the others would have been taken by Balmain:

      Cramond

      Cramond and old boats - photograph possibly taken by JCH Balmain

        Reproduced by courtesy of the Yerbury family.   Click here for link to web site.

      Cramond

      Cramond and children - photograph possibly taken by JCH Balmain

        Reproduced by courtesy of the Yerbury family.   Click here for link to web site.

    St Giles   - High Street, Edinburgh

    St Giles Cathedral - Edinburgh High Street  -  Photograph probably by JCH Balmain

      Reproduced by courtesy of the Yerbury family.   Click here for link to web site.

    East End of Princes Street

    Horse-drawn Tram in Prinfes Street  -  Photo by JCH Balmain

      Reproduced by courtesy of the Yerbury Family.   Click here for link to web site.

    Elephant Parade, North Bridge

    The North Bridge - Elephant Parade  -  by JCH Balmain

      Reproduced by courtesy of the Yerbury family.   Click here for link to web site.

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Thomas Vernon Begbie

  • Thomas Vernon Begbie took many photos of streets and views around Edinburgh that others ignored.

  • In 1950, his collection of 451 glass plate negatives of Edinburgh was found in an attic and rescued.  Here are a few of them

Waverley Bridge

Looking east from the Scott Monument - Stereoscopic View by Thomas Vernon Begbie

  City Art Centre, City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries

Demolition to enable Cockburn Street to be built

Edinburgh Old Town with demolition of old buildings to create Cockburn Street - Photograph by Begbie

  City Art Centre, City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries

Leith Inner Harbour

Leith Inner Harbour - Stereoscopic View by Begbie

  City Art Centre, City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries

Leith Shore

Leith Shore - Stereoscopic View by Begbie

  City Art Centre, City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries

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Norward Inglis

  • Norward Inglis took still photos then, latterly, movies.  Most of his still photos were taken around the 1950s, about a century after Begbie's photos above.

    Norward Inglis

    Norward Inglis - Professional Photographer from 1940s until 1970s.

      Copyright: Norward Inglis and peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

    • Norward's photos are high quality.  They capture a lot of detail.  Some are taken from unusual, high, positions.  Here are a few:

Edinburgh Castle

Photograph by Norward Inglis  -  Viewed from the South-East in Johnston Terrace

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Norward Inglis and his daughter, Barbara Simpson

George Street

Photograph by Norward Inglis  -  George Street from the roof of St George's Church in Charlotte Square

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Norward Inglis and his daughter, Barbara Simpson

Edinburgh Military Tattoo  -   1950  -  The second year of the Tattoo

 Edinburgh Tattoo, performed on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle  -  1950

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Norward Inglis and his daughter, Barbara Simpson

Holyrood Palace Gates

Photograph by Norward Inglis  -  Holyrood Palace Gates, at the foot of the Royal Mile

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Norward Inglis and his daughter, Barbara Simpson

Looking down on Dumbiedykes from Salisbury Crags

Looking down on Dumbiedykes and out towards Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags  -  probably around the 1950s.

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Norward Inglis and his daughter, Barbara Simpson

  • Photos of Dumbiedykes have attracted a lot of interest amongst people who lived there before the houses were demolished in the 1960s. 

  • Here are a few more views of the area.  These are not taken by Norward Inglis:

The Scotchie, Dumbiedykes  -  1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  -  Prospect Place

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                             Neg. A904A

Looking down on Dumbiedykes from Salisbury Crags

Looking down on Dumbiedykes and out towards Edinburgh Castle from Salisbury Crags  -  probably around 1940

  Reproduced by courtesy of Evening News.   Click here for web site details.

Three workers from William Waugh Ltd, Metal Merchants   -   Late-1950s

Three workers from William Waugh, Metal Merchants, 6 and 8, Dumbiedykes Road

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jean Rae, daughter of Tom Aithie on the left of this picture

Top of Arthur Street   -  1959

Dumbiedykes Survey Photograph - 1959  - Arthur Street with lemonade lorry

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services                                             Neg. F936C

Run-away Coal Lorry at the foot of Arthur Street  -  1950s

Coal Lorry accident at the foot of Arthur Street

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ron Leckie, California, USA

 

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

2nd Year Lecture  -  March 3 2014

Ethnographic Photography and Postcards in Scotland

-  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

This talk was subsequently given to Colinton Literary Society on February 4, 2015 under the title

Old Photographs and Postcards of Scotland

For further details on any of the topics below, please see these pages:    Ethnographic Photography      Ethnographic Postcards

1

PHOTOGRAPHY

Early History

Page 1

2

PHOTOGRAPHY

Cameras and  Photos

Page 2

3

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographic Societies

Page 3

4

PHOTOGRAPHY

Professional
Photographers

Page 4

5

POSTCARDS

Early History

Page 5

6

POSTCARDS

Postcard Use

Page 6

7

POSTCARDS

Publishers

Page 7

8

POSTCARDS

Views of Scotland

Page 8

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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