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Talk to EPS Digital Imaging Group  -  November 10, 2008

History of Photography

3.

Early Photography

Before photography was discovered, books were illustrated with engravings.

Here are some examples

Engravings

1829

The book: 'Modern Athens'

Book  -  Published 1829

The Title Page from the book Modern Athens - published in 1829

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

Edinburgh Old Town and North Bridge  -  from Princes Street  -  Published 1829

Engraving in'Modern Athens'  -  Edinburgh Old Town and Waverley Bridge from Princes Street

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Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Edinburgh Old Town and North Bridge from Princes Street

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

Canongate Tolbooth  -  Published 1829

Engraving from Modern Athens  -  The Canongate Tolbooth

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Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Canongate Tolbooth

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

Princes Street and the National Gallery  -  Published 1829

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Edinburgh New Town from Ramsay Garden

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Engravings continued to be used to illustrate books, after the discovery of photography.

The 1890 examples below are from about 50 years after the discovery of photography.

Engravings

1829 & 1890

Leith Harbour from the Pier  -  Published 1829

Engraving in Modern Athens  -  Leith Harbour from the Pier

Newhaven  from the Pier  -  Published 1890

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Newhaven from the Pier

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

Granton Harbour  -  Published 1890

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Granton Harbour

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Photography

1839

Daguerre and Talbot

    Fathers of Photography  -  LJM Daguerre  -  Published in a supplement to The Practical Photographer  -  1 August 1891        Fathers of Photography  -  William Henry Fox Talbot  -  One of thirteen portraits published in the Supplement to the August 1891 edition of The Practical Photographer
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Edinburgh Photographic Society

Talbot by Szabo

1. Hair up Collar down.        2. Hair down, Collar up

Portrait of Talbot by Ivan Szavo -  Hair up, Collar down         Portrait of Talbot by Ivan Szavo -  Hair down, Collar up

  National Museum of Photography, Film and Television collection, by courtesy of the Science and Society Picture Library.

Talbot by Moffat

Taken at Moffat's Princes Street Studio, Edinburgh, 1864
following a meeting at Photographic Society of Scotland

Photograph of Talbot taken by John Moffat in 1864

  Reproduced from the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television collection,
by courtesy of the Science and Society Picture Library.

Talbot

Scholar with wide interests, and an MP
Visited Edinburgh in early-1840s
Lived in Edinburgh 1850s-60s
Honorary Member of EPS

Calotype

Based on Talbot's Photogenic Drawing

Paper Negative - Multiple prints

Talbot's Cameras

Cameras used by Talbot  -  1835 to 1839

  Reproduced from the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television collection,
by courtesy of the Science and Society Picture Library.

Talbot -  Latticed Window

made from the earliest negative in existence, dated 1835

Print made from the oldest negative in existence  -  The Latticed Window at Lacock Abbey, photographed by Talbot in 1835

  Reproduced from the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television collection,
by courtesy of the Science and Society Picture Library.   Click here for link to web site.

Daguerreotype

Delicate image on Metal

Single image, reversed

Daguerre  -  Painting

Painted stage scenery
Holyroodhouse by Moonlight.

Also painted Roslyn Chapel and
 Fire in Edinburgh High Street.

 

Holyrood Chapel  -  Painting by Daguerre

  Reproduced by courtesy of The Board of Trustees of the National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside
 (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool) 
 

Sir David Brewster

St Andrews University
President of PSS

Introduced Hill & Adamson

Sir David Brewster  -  a calotype by Hill & Adamson

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

David Octavius Hill

Hill & Adamson - 1843-47

Secretary of Scottish Academy / RSA, 1829-69

DO Hilll at the gate to Rock House  -  a calotype by Hill & Adamson

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

DO Hill by Thomas Rodger

Compare this with the bust is at 68 Great King Street
and with the gravestone at Dean Cemetery.

D O Hill (1802-1870)  -   Artist and Photographer  -  photographed about 1865

  Reproduced by courtesy St Andrews University Library  -  Ref ALB1-135

Thomas Rodger Sen.

Dressed as a Newhaven Fishwife

Thomas Rodger [sen.] - dressed in Newhaven Fishwives' costume.

  Reproduced by courtesy of St Andrews University Library                                A LB49-11

Thomas Rodger Sen.

Playing the Bellows

Seated beside Hungarian violinist, Edouard Remeny.

Thomas Rodger [sen.] - Playing the bellows" seated beside the Hungarian violinist, Edouard Remeny.

  Reproduced by courtesy of St Andrews University Library   

D O Hill

Disruption Painting

Disruption Painting

It took over 20  years to complete

DO Hill's painting of the Disruption hanging in the Prsebytery Hall of the Free Church of Scotland, The Mound, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Free Church of Scotland and peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Free Church of Scotland Offices, The Mound

The Halls of the Free Church of Scotland  -  as seen from half way up The Mound

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Free Church of Scotland Offices, The Mound

The Presbytery Hall of the Free Church of Scotland  -  the hall where DO Hill's painting of The Disruption hangs.

  Copyright:peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Disruption Painting

DO Hill's painting of the Disrupton

Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Free Church of Scotland                                  Photographed by peter.stubbs

Disruption Painting (detail)

Detail from DO Hill's painting of The Disruption

Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Free Church of Scotland                               Photographed by peter.stubbs

Disruption Painting (detail)

DO Hill's Painting of The Disruption  -  Detail including camera

Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Free Church of Scotland                               Photographed by peter.stubbs

Disruption Painting (detail)

DO Hill's painting of the Disruption - detail of the signing

Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Free Church of Scotland                                   Photographed by peter.stubbs

DO Hill  -  Disruption  -  Pencil Sketch

DO Hill  -  Compositional study for The Disruption painting  -  sketch in pencil

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

DO Hill  -  Disruption  -  Pen and Wash

DO Hill -  First Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland  -  Sketch in ink

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

D O Hill

Sketches & Paintings

Edinburgh from Corstorphine Hill  -  Pen and Ink sketch

DO Hill  -  View of Edinburgh from Corstorphine Hill

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

Parliament Square Fire, 1824  -  Watercolour

DO Hill  -  watercolour of Parliament Square during fire of 1824

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

 

Hill & Adamson

Calotypes of Edinburgh

John Knox House

Hill & Adamson calotypes - John Knox House

  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

Scott Monument

Hill & Adamson Calotypes - The Scott Monument under construction

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

J G Tunny

Studio  -  78 South Clerk Street  -   1852

James G Tunny's studio  -  South Clerk Street  -  from around 1852

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

Studio  -  Salisbury Place  -   1876

Basement

storage rooms, furnace and boiler.

Lobby

25 x 12 feet, handsomely decorated with ornamental glass doors.  The walls are hung with fine specimens of enlargements in various styles, including paintings in oil.

Exhibition Room

30 x 15 feet, elegantly furnished, intended to be exclusively used for exhibiting photographs in oil.

Retouching/Spotting Room

24 x 15 feet, fitted with numerous desks for spotting, and a table for cutting and mounting, with rolling press and burnishers.

Painting Room

Small but luxuriously finished, lit from two sides and from the roof.

Printing Department

30 x 20 feet, along one length of the room is a table on which printing frames are laid, covered with a series of sashes glazed with ground glass and placed at an angle, so that the work may be carried on during rain as well as in sunshine.

Fixing, Toning and Washing Room

This room included a depositing sink in which most of the silver used was recovered.

Gallery

28 x 22 feet, magnificently furnished, ornamented in the highest style of art, and containing large quantities of the very best of Mr Tunny's work in monochrome.

- with couches and chairs covered in  crimson Utrecht velvet, fine Indian curtains and an organ.

Studio

28 x 21 feet x 18 feet high.

Darkroom

14 x 14 feet, lit by a large window with orange glass.

Enlarging Room

14 x 14 feet fitted up with the most convenient and perfect apparatus.

Tunny  -  Cartes de Visite  -  1860s

   The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870  -  Man with staff

   A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870  -  Man with staff

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870  -  Youth with cap and stick

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870  -  Youth with cap and stick

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870  -  Lady seated at table

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870  -  Man seated with top hat

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870  -  Man seated with top hat

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870  -  Mrs C

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870  -  Mrs C

Tunny  -  Cartes de Visite  -  1870s

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Lady and Curtain

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Lady and Curtain 

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Lady with lace

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Lady with lace 

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Man with moustache

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Man with moustache 

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Man with beard

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874 

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Man with high collar

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Man with high collar 

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871 - 1874

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874 

The back of a carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Girl with frills

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1871-1874  -  Girl with frills 

J G Tunny

Views of Edinburgh

Looking across Waverley Valley to Shakespeare Square

Shakespeare Square  -  Photograph by Tunny

Reproduced with acknowledgement to National Museums Scotland.                                                Photographer:  James Good Tunny

Tunny

Princes Street with steps to the station  -  1850s

Princes Street  -  Looking West from Waverley  -  1850s

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

Tunny

Princes Street from Scott Monument  -  1880s

Princes Street from the Scott Monument  -  looking West  -  c.1880  -  possibly by Tunny

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

J G Tunny

USA Tour

 

Lecture to EPS

JG Tunny gave an account of his tour to a large audience at EPS on 3 Oct 1883.

Photos were displayed around the walls.

"Mr Tunny paid a high tribute to the untiring industry and artistic ability of Mr Watkins, who, with nearly two tons of impedimenta, mounted on sixteen mules secured  under the most trying circumstances, secured these first photographs of the wonderful Yosemite Valley"

Tunny's travels took him to:

Boston

New York

Santa Fe

Yosemite

"On leaving Los Angeles, the train ascends the San Fernando mountains, and passes them by the mammoth tunnel, about 7,000 feet in length.

This journey was the most fatiguing that I encountered.  The first day's ride into the valley was 66 miles, and the second 24 miles.  The valley is six miles long and half a mile broad.

San Francisco

Rocky Mountains

Denver

Chicago

Detroit

Niagara Falls.

George Washington Wilson

GWW

Instantaneous Photos

Princes Street - c.1859

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jenny and Ray Norman

 Web site: World of Stereoviews

Princes Street - c.1860

Photogrraph of Waverley at the East End of Princes Street  -  by George Washington Wilson

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

Waverley Bridge and Edinburgh Old Town
from Princes Street

GW Wilson stereo card - Waverley Bridge and Old Town from Princes Street, showing the arches of Waverley Bridge

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Waverley Bridge, Canal Street Station, Edinburgh Old Town  -  Around 1860

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Waverley Bridge, Canal Street Station, Edinburgh Old Town  -  Around 1860

Enlargement of GW Wilson stereo card - Waverley Bridge and Old Town from Princes Street

Waverley Bridge, Canal Street Station, Edinburgh Old Town (detail)  -  Around 1860

Zoom-in to detail on a GW Wilson stereo card - Waverley Bridge and Old Town from Princes Street

43 Princes Street

GWW

Wilson's horse-drawn darkroom parked outside The Old Waverley Hotel

Princes Street looking to the west, by George Washington Wilson.  His photographic van is in the foreground of this picture.

  Queen Mother Library - University of Aberdeen

James Howie

Rooftop studio at 43 Princes Street  (Ebsworth engraving)

View to the North from Scott Monument  -  Ebsworth engraving

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

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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 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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