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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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Ethnographic Photography

Postcards in Scotland

 

 

Talk to EPS Digital Imaging Group  -  November 10, 2008

History of Photography

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EPS

History, Members

British Journal of Photography

and other photographic journals - 1861-1880

Transactions of EPS

1880-1926

Edinburgh Journal

1926 to 1950

Bulletins

Since 1947

 Minute Books

From 1866

Transactions of EPS

EPS Transactions  -  1880-1900

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Syllabus

from 1920s

EPS Syllabuses  - 1923, 1925, 1934

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Edinburgh Photographic Club

1881-1948

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

"Originally conceived as a clearing house for new ideas and processes, a sort of upper chamber where the more advanced chemical and physical aspects of photography could be discussed and weighed in the balance of experience."

Old Correspondence

Box of old EPS documents

©  Copyright: peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

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EPS History

Informal Beginnings

1858

“The Council of PSS understand that it is contemplated to form another Society as an offshoot from this but limited in its Membership to professional gentlemen and directed mainly to the manipulatory departments of the photographic art."

Late-1850s

Informal Meetings were held because there had been no informal discussions after PSS Papers

Early Members - 1867
Presidential Address

“In a good working society, there should be a thorough admixture of different classes of the community among the Members, such as:

-   professionals

-  working amateurs of all ranks

-  others calling themselves amateurs who may have only a general hankering after photographic pursuits.” 

“Ornamental Members, useful from their position and influence in giving a certain status to a society, not to be despised, and in assisting to augment the funds.”

Membership

-  162 Members by 1870

-  374 Members by 1880.

-  343 Members in 1890

    In 1892 EPS bought its own premises

-  509 Members by 1900

    a figure not reached again until 1965.

Annual Subscriptions

Year beginning

Ordinary Subscription

1861

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Membership Cards  -  1884-85

EPS Membership Cards  -  1884-85

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Membership Cards  -  1885-86

EPS Membership Cards  -  1885-86

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Membership Cards  -  1886-87

EPS Membership Card  -  1886-87

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

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EPS Members

Honorary Members - 1862

Wm Henry Fox Talbot

William Henry Fox Talbot  -  photographed by Ivan Szabo ©

-  Creator of the negative/positive process.

Sir David Brewster

Sir David Brewster  -  a Calotype by Hill & Adamson ©

-  Early calotype worker.  President of the PSS from 1856.

James Sinclair,
The Earl of Caithness
[1821-1881]

-  Exhibitor (collodion) in the London Photographic Society  Exhibition, 1861.

-  A Member of the Amateur Photographic Association, London - founded 1861.

Prof. Piazzi Smyth

-  Astronomer Royal for Scotland.

Dr. Lyon Playfair

-  Prof. Of Chemistry, Edinburgh University.

George Shadbolt

-  Editor of British Journal of Photography.

Other Honorary Members, elected later, included Professor Archer who had popularised wet plate photography in the 1850s, and who delivered two lectures to EPS Popular Meetings in 1864.

J Traill Taylor

Founding member and first Secretary of EPS  -  1861

Editor of BJP from 1864

James T Taylor  -  Amateur photogapher

©  Reproduced by courtesy of National Galleries of Scotland.
  See
Copyright Notice

J Traill Taylor

Portrait  -  Published 1895

Portrait of John Trall Taylor  -  Published in Te Photogram  -  1895

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

James Valentine

One of the founding members of EPS  -  1861

Later of Valentine & Sons, postcard publishers, Dundee

James Valentine

©  Reproduced by courtesy of St Andrews University Library

Archibald Burns

Founding member of EPS  -  1861

Studio at Rock House

Cartes de Visite, Stereo Views

Archibald Burns  -  Procfessional photographer

©  Reproduced by courtesy of National Galleries 
of Scotland.  See
Copyright Notice

Archibald Burns

Carte de Visite

Carte de Visiet of Edinburgh Castle and the National Gallery of Scotland from East Princes Street Gardens  -  front

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Ron Cosens

Archibald Burns

Carte de Visite

     

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Ron Cosens

Archibald Burns

Stereo View 

Archibald Burns stereo card  -   The Sir Walter Scott Monument

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

EPS Councils

Professional Photographers

EPS Presidents:

EPS Secretaries:  

EPS Treasurers:   

Alexander Ayton Jun

President of EPS, 1894

Alexander Ayton junior - Edinburgh professional photographer

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Family of Alexander Ayton Jun.

Alexander Ayton's wife and eight of his children

© The Ayton family.  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Elizabeth Trubuhovich
 (great-granddaughter of
Alexander Ayton).  Also husband Ron, sister Alison and niece Christine.

 Alexander Ayton's

Photographic Convention of the UK visits Edinburgh 1892

Photograph of delegates to the Photographic Convention of the United Kingdom held in Dublin in 1894

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Photographic Convention (zoom-in)

Photographic Convention  -  1892  -  (detail 1)

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Photographic Convention  -  1892  -  (detail 2)

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Societ

Photographic Convention  -  1892  (detail 3)

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

John Moffat

Princes Street Studio

John Moffat  -  Professional photographer

©  Reproduced by courtesy of John Moffat, formerly of Eastbourne.

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.

Gladstone by Moffat

Mr & Mrs Gladstone on Mr Binko's Electric Railway  -  1884

Mr & Mrs Gladstone in Mr Binko's Electric Railway

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Trevor ER Yerbury, Edinburgh

Robert Louis Stevenson by Moffat

Robert Louis Stevenson

 Aged 3

Photograph by Moffat  -  Robert Louis Stevenson  -  Aged 3

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

Robert Louis Stevenson

 Aged 7

Photograph by Moffat  -  Robert Louis Stevenson, aged 7

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

Robert Louis Stevenson

 Aged 15

Photograph by Moffat  -  Robert Louis Stevenson, aged 15

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

Robert Louis Stevenson

 Aged 20

Photograph by Moffat  -  Robert Louis Stevenson  -   Aged 20

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

Archibald H MacLucas

'The grand old man of EPS'

A H MacLucas  -   as a young man

Archibald Hugh MacLucas  -  As a Young Man

©  Reproduced by courtesy of the MacLucas family

A H MacLucas  -   in later years

Archibald H MacLucas

©  Reproduced by courtesy of the MacLucas family

Norman MacLucas

Newspaper Seller

Photograph by AH MacLucas of his son Norman - paper seller 1

©  Reproduced by courtesy of the MacLucas family

Norman MacLucas

Newspaper Seller

Photograph by AH MacLucas of his son Norman-  Paper Seller 2

©  Reproduced by courtesy of the MacLucas family

Norman MacLucas

Flower Seller

Photograph by AH MacLucas of his son Norman - Flower Seller

©  Reproduced by courtesy of the MacLucas family

Norman MacLucas

Boot Cleaner

Photograph by AH MacLucas of his son Norman - Boot Cleaner

©  Reproduced by courtesy of the MacLucas family

Hippolyte J Blanc

Architect  -  EPS President 1888-92

Hippolyte J Blanc

Raising of St Cuthbert's Parish Church Bell  -  1902

Raising of the Church Bell at St Cuthbert's Church  -  1902

Hippolyte J Blank gave several lectures to EPS in the 1880s and 1890s, on Art and Architecture.

He joined EPS in 1864, and retained his interest in EPS throughout his life.

He was a Judge of EPS International Exhibitions, 1911, 1914, 1917.

He died 1917.

Gracie Alison

 

Gracie Alison  -  standing outside EPS Premises

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Gracie Alison joined EPS in 1940, and was EPS Secretary, 1946-85.

For most of that time, George Cruickshank was EPS Treasurer.

George was born in 1908, joined EPS in 1939, Treasurer (or President) in 1947-88.

Presentation to Gracie Alison  -  1964

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

The EPS President, George Paterson, presents a gold watch to Gracie Alison, donated by the Members in 1964, on the occasion of Gracie being appointed Honorary President of Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society. 

Portrait by Gracie Alison

Portrait by Gracie Alison  -  for which she was awarded the Forbes Adam Cup in the Edinburgh Photographic Society Members' Exhibition  i n 1949.

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Gracie Alison

Gracie had her portraits accepted in EPS International Exhibitions over many years.

She was awarded the EPS Forbes Adam Cup in the 1949 Members' Exhibition for this portrait.

 

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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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