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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

9.

EPS

Premises and Exhibitions

  

Premises

EPS owned its own premises:

-  from 1892 to 1925 and

- since 1954

At other times it has rented premises.

 

1861

Inaugural Meeting

Inaugural Meeting:  held on 20 Feb 1861 in small room behind A J Taylor's watchmaker's shop on South Bridge.

A J Taylor moved to London and became Editor  of BJP.

 

1861 to 1891

National Bible Society for Society Meetings

5 St Andrew Square

Society Meetings were held here, except for:

-  1961-62 (when they were held at 5 Queen Street)

-  1886-91 (when they were held at 20 George Street)

 

1869 to 1899

Queen Street Hall for Popular Meetings

5 Queen Street

EPS Popular Meetings were held at 117 George Street until 1867, then moved to the larger premises at Queen Street Hall, 5 Queen Street.

Next door, to the east, was the Philosophical Institution.  Two doors away to the west was the Royal College of Physicians. 

 

Inventory - 1868

included

     Hammer of Chairman

     Ballot Box and Balls

     The Question Box

     Basin, Watering pan

     Wooden Pail

     Magic Lantern, 9 adapters

     Stand for Magic Lantern

     Oxyhydrogen burner

     Two 56 lb. Weights

     Two 28 lb. Weights

     Condenser, Lens, Connections

     Tripod stand, iron head

     Cloth screen Ė 18 ft square

     Rollers for do in 2 pieces 

     Cloth screen 12 ft square

     2 gas bags, 2 pressure boards

     2 pair pressure boards

     30 yards India rubber tube

1892

38 Castle Street

38 Castle Street was purchased in 1892 and used until 1925

Edinburgh Photographic Society Premises  -  Plan of 38 Castle Street in 1892

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

 

38 Castle Street

The house had ten rooms.  It was suggested that there could be:

-  Committee Room

-   Drawing Room / Hall for monthly meetings

-   Kitchen

-   Dark Room

-   Smoking Room

-   2 rooms to let

-  2 rooms to be occupied by a caretaker, who in exchange for free house, coal and gas might be expected to undertake the charge of the premises for the Society.  The same person could, at her own risk, supply tea, coffee and other light refreshments

EPS Members set about cleaning the premises, spending £1 5s 10d on brushes and other materials for cleaning:

Brushes and Cleaning Materials

EPS Receipt for Brushes  -  1892

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Brushes and Cleaning Materials

EPS Receipt for Brushes (detail)  -  1892

1 long brush

1 small brush

2 black sh brushes

1 dusting brush

1 scrubbing brush

1 pail

1 shovel

   Brunswick Black

   Polishing Paste

   Shammy Leather

1 Doz. Dusters

   Floor Cloths

3 Bars Soap

1 St Soda

   Black Lead

            ?

1 Tin B Soap

   Ballam for ? Grate

3s 0d

1s 3d

2s 6d

9d 

1s 0d

1s 3d

1s 6d

1s 0d

9d

6d

3s 0d

1s 6d

2s 6d

1s 0d

9d

1s 2d

  5d

2s 0d

________
£1  5s 10d

 

38 Castle Street

In 1905, EPS took over rooms previously occupied by the housekeeper at 38 Castle Street.  Conversion of these rooms was planned at a cost of £200.

"We have determined to make the front room into an enlarging room containing daylight and artificial light enlarging apparatus, the latter to have electricity as the illuminant.

The large room at the back will be fitted as a dark room; one side having ruby lights for plates and the other yellow for bromide work, with a screen dividing one side from the other."

1925

117 George Street

Royal Scottish Society of Arts

117 George Street

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

 

117 George Street

In 1925, EPS sold its premises at 92 Castle Street and in order to lease larger premises at 117 George Street from the Royal Scottish Society of Arts (RSSA)

This was the same hall as EPS had used for its Popular Meetings in the 1860s.

1929

16 Royal Terrace

RSSA buys 16 Royal Terrace

16 Royal Terrace  -  Rooms used by EPS

©  Reproduced by courtesy of
  Edinburgh Photographic Society

 

16 Royal Terrace

-  EPS then leased rooms at 16 Royal Terrace from RSSA from 1929 to 1952.  The RSSA published its magazine:

            The Edinburgh Journal of Science, Technology and Photographic Art.

-  'Edinburgh Journal' consisted of Transactions of RSSA and its affiliated societies:

-   Edinburgh & District Radio Society

-   Edinburgh Electrical Society

-   The Edinburgh Association of Science and Arts

  Electrical Association for Women

  Edinburgh Photographic Society

 

Gracie Alison

Memories of Royal Terrace

Gracie Alison joined EPS in 1940, and was Secretary, 1946 to 1985.

 In an article for the August 1988 EPS Bulletin, she looked back on the Society's life at 16 Royal Terrace and wrote:

Premises

"In these days we shared premises with the RSSA.

They owned the house in Royal Terrace and we were tenants.  EPS had the use of the lecture hall on Wednesdays and the floor above was entirely ours.

The house was dark and gloomy, but if it was dreary, it was nothing to the darkroom!

Meetings

Everything was very formal.  No-one for a moment dreamt of using Christian names.  It was always Mr This and Miss That.

Meetings were very formal too.  When I took over, they were held on only two Wednesdays of the month.

One of these was always a travelogue.  Some of us managed to get meetings every Wednesday and, in the main, abandon travelogues. 

This shocked some of the members deeply!  

Problems

One thing made our meetings unusual.  Some sect or other held meetings in the room below the lecture hall and they sang all evening with enthusiasm - if not skill.   It could be a bit disturbing.

One thing which did not help the Club develop very well was that we had to be out of the premises by 10pm so that the caretaker could lock up."

The church below was the Christadelphian Church

1954

68 Great King Street

EPS Premises

68 Great King Street  -  EPS Premises

©  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

68 Great King Street

After spending a couple of years using the Edinburgh Cine Society's rooms in Fettes Row, EPS again acquired its own premises at 68 Great King Street in November 1954 for £1,650, and officially opened on 5 October 1955.

Members made an interest-free loans of £1,055 and donations of £120.  This enabled the society to spend a further £100 on structural alterations and £480 on plumbing, painting, electrical work and fitting out. 

 

1954
 Comment in Bulletin

ďOnce before in its history, the EPS owned its own rooms.

That it ever parted with them, even for the awe-inspiring affiliation with the Royal Scottish Society of Arts, has mystified many of us during our involuntary sojourn in the wilderness of homelessness.Ē 

  [EPS Bulletin No 30]

 

1958
 Comment

ďFinally, a source of peril has been removed.

Intrepid members who ventured to open that sinister little door marked ĎDangerí in the darkroom flat, will have found that it plunged directly into Stygian blackness of a sub-basement.

The council, in their mercy, have now stretched the funds to the wiring of this, so 'Let there be light'.Ē

 

1959
 Advice to darkroom users

ďAt the present time, the need to conserve water supplies in Edinburgh is real and pressing.  Sea-water can be readily obtained by most people living in Edinburgh.

The modern 2-gallon plastic container with stopper is a handy adjunct to use for its collection and storage.  Sea water can be used satisfactorily for washing prints.  After using sea water, a final rinse or two in plain water is necessary.Ē

1963

The Studio

16 Great King Street  -  EPS studio

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services

1990s

Decorating the Lecture Hall

68 Great King Street  -   EPS Peremises  -  decorating

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

Decorating the Lecture Hall

68 Great King Street  -  EPS Premises  -  decrating

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

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Exhibitions

Exhibition Map

EPS Exhibition Map  -  1990s

©  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Exhibition Notice

EPS Open Exhibiton Poster  -  1909

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

EPS Medals

Medal awarded to J Russell for an Autochrome image in Members' Exhibition, 1914

Medal awarded to J Russel for his Autochrome image, exhibited in the EPS Members' Exhibition, 1914

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

 

1910s and 1920s

This is the style of Medal that was issued in the 1910s and 1920s.  The example above was awarded in the Autochrome class of the Members' Exhibition, 1914.

Here is an example of an Autochrome:

Autochrome Colour Slide

Process used 1907 to 1940

Autochrome - flowers

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

Exhibition Catalogues

1920s Catalogues

EPS Exhibition Catalogues  -  1928, 1929

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

 

1953 Catalogues

 Catalogue cover  -  EPS Open Exhibition, 1953
©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Recent Catalogues

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  1987

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  1988

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  1989

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  1990

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  1991

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  1992

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  1993

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  1994

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  1995

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  1996

Catalogue of EPS International Exhibition  -  1997

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  1998

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  1999

Catalogue for EPS International Exhinition  -  2000

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  2001

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  2002

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibitiion  -  2003

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  2004

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  2005

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  2006 Edinburgh Exhibition Catalogue for the 2007 Exhibition

Catalogue for EPS International Exhibition  -  2008

   

©  All catalogues:  Edinburgh Photographic Society

 

Exhibitions

EPS
Open
Exhibitions

EPS
Members'
 Exhibitions

1st

  1861

 ?

 1861

 ?

2nd  ?

 1862

 ?

 1862

 ?

3rd ?

 1863

 ?

 1863

 ?

4th    ?

 1864

 ?

 1864

 ?

5th   ?

 1865

 ?

 1865

 ?

6th   ?

 1866

 ?

 1866

 ?

7th   ?

Nov 1867

5 St Andrew Square 

 1867

 ?

8th    ?

 1868

 ?

 1868

 ?

9th   ?

 1869

?

 1869

 ?

10th ?

 1870

 ?

 1870

 ?

11th  ?

 1871

 ?

 1871

 ?

12th  ?

Dec 1872

5 St Andrew Square

 1872

?

13th  ?

 1873

 ?

 1873

 ?

14th  ?

 1874

 ?

 1874

 ?

15th ?

 1875

 ?

 1875

 ?

16th ?

Dec 1876

RSA National Galleries

[Major Exhibition]

Oct 1876

 ?

17th ?

 1877

 ?

 1877

 ?

18th  ?  

 1878

 ?

 1878

 ?

19th ?

 1879

 ?

 1879

 ?

20th ?

 1880

 ?

 1880

 ?

 ?

 1881

 ?

 1881

 ?

21st

1882

?

 Oct 1882

 5 St Andrew Square

22nd

 1883

[No Open Exhibition?]

 Dec 1883

5 St Andrew Square * 

23rd

 1884

[No Open Exhibition?]

 1884

5 St Andrew Square * 

24th

 1885

[No Open Exhibition?]

 Dec 1885

20, George Street * 

25th

 1886

[No Open Exhibition?]

 1886

 ?

26th

 1887

[No Open Exhibition?]

 1887

20, George Street *

27th

 1888

[No Open Exhibition?]

 1888

20, George Street *

28th

 1889

[No Open Exhibition?]

 Dec 1889

20, George Street *

29th

Nov 1890

RSA National Galleries

[Major Exhibition]

 1890

 -

30th

1891

[No Open Exhibition?]

 Nov 1891

42 George Street

31st

1892

[No Open Exhibition?]

 Nov 1892

38 Castle Street

32nd

1893

[No Open Exhibition?]

 Nov 1893

38 Castle Street

33rd

1895

[No Open Exhibition?]

 Feb 1895

38 Castle Street

34th

1896

[No Open Exhibition?]

Feb 1896

38 Castle Street

35th

 Apr 1897

38 Castle Street

 1897

 ?

36th

Jan 1898

38 Castle Street

Dec 1898

38, Castle Street

37th

Feb 1899

38 Castle Street

 1899

?

38th

Feb 1900

38 Castle Street

 1900

 ?

39th

Feb 1901

38 Castle Street

Feb 1901

[Open Exhibition had an
 EPS Members' Section.]

40th

Feb 1902

38 Castle Street

Feb 1902

[Open Exhibition had an
 EPS Members' Section.]

41st

Nov 1902

38 Castle Street

Brought forward from Feb 03
so as not to clash with the RSA Exhibition

Mar 1902

Queen Street Hall

Lantern Slides

Nov 1902

[Open Exhibition had an
 EPS Members' Section.]

42nd

Nov 1903

38 Castle Street

Brought forward from Feb 04
so as not to clash with the RSA Exhibition?)

Mar 1903

St Cuthbert's Hall

Lantern Slides

Nov 1903

[Open Exhibition had an
 EPS Members' Section.]

 

 1904

{None - but only a fifteen
month gap between the 1903
and 1905 exhibitions.}

Mar 1904

St Cuthbert's Hall

Lantern Slides

Dec 1904

38 Castle Street

Survey Exhibition

43rd

Feb 1905

38 Castle Street

Feb 1905

[Open Exhibition had an
 EPS Members' Section.]

Mar 1905

St Cuthbert's Hall

Lantern Slides

44th

Feb 1906

38 Castle Street

Feb 1906

[Open Exhibition had an
 EPS Members' Section.]

Mar 1906

Queen Street Hall

Lantern Slides

45th

Feb 1907

38 Castle Street

Feb 1907

[Open Exhibition had an
 EPS Members' Section.]

46th

Feb 1908

38 Castle Street

Feb 1908

[Open Exhibition had an
 EPS Members' Section.]

 

Nov 1908

38 Castle Street

47th

Feb 1909

38 Castle Street

Nov 1909

38 Castle Street

48th

Feb 1910

38 Castle Street

Nov 1910

38 Castle Street

49th

Feb 1911

38 Castle Street

Nov 1911

38 Castle Street

50th

Feb 1912

38 Castle Street

Nov 1912

38 Castle Street

51st

Feb 1913

38 Castle Street

Nov 1913

38 Castle Street

52nd

Feb 1914

38 Castle Street

Nov 1914

38 Castle Street

53rd

Feb 1915

38 Castle Street

 1915

-

54th

Feb 1916

38 Castle Street

 1916

-

55th

Feb 1917

38 Castle Street

 1917

-

56th

Feb 1918

38 Castle Street

 1918

-

57th

Feb 1919

38 Castle Street

 1919

-

58th

Feb 1920

38 Castle Street

Nov 1920

38 Castle Street

59th

Feb 1921

38 Castle Street

Nov 1921

38 Castle Street

60th

Feb 1922

38 Castle Street

Nov 1922

38 Castle Street

61st

Feb 1923

38 Castle Street

Nov 1923

38 Castle Street

62nd

Mar 1924

38 Castle Street

 -

63rd

Nov 1924

[No Open Exhibition?]

Dec 1924

38 Castle Street

64th

Feb 1926

117 George Street

Nov 1926

117 George Street

65th

Feb 1927

117 George Street

Nov 1927

117 George Street

66th

Feb 1928

117 George Street

Nov 1928

117 George Street

67th

Feb 1929

117 George Street

Nov 1929

16 Royal Terrace

68th

Feb 1930

16, Royal Terrace

Nov 1930

16 Royal Terrace

69th

Feb 1931

16, Royal Terrace

Nov 1931

16 Royal Terrace

70th

Feb 1932

16, Royal Terrace

Nov 1932

16 Royal Terrace

71st

Feb 1933

16, Royal Terrace

Nov 1933

16 Royal Terrace

72nd

Feb 1934

16, Royal Terrace

Nov 1934

16 Royal Terrace

73rd

Feb 1935

16, Royal Terrace

Nov 1935

16, Royal Terrace

74th

Feb 1936

16, Royal Terrace

Nov 1936

16 Royal Terrace

75th

Mar 1937

16, Royal Terrace

Nov 1937

16 Royal Terrace

76th

Mar 1938

16, Royal Terrace

Nov 1938

16 Royal Terrace

77th

Mar 1939

16 Royal Terrace

Nov 1939

16 Royal Terrace

78th

Mar 1940

16 Royal Terrace

Dec 1940

16 Royal Terrace

79th

Mar 1941

16 Royal Terrace

Nov 1941

16 Royal Terrace

80th

Mar 1942

16 Royal Terrace

Nov 1942

16 Royal Terrace

81st

Apr 1943

16 Royal Terrace

Nov 1943

16 Royal Terrace

82nd

Mar 1944

16 Royal Terrace

Nov 1944

16 Royal Terrace

83rd

Mar 1945

16 Royal Terrace

Nov 1945

16 Royal Terrace

84th

Mar 1946

16 Royal Terrace

Nov 1946

16 Royal Terrace * *

85th

May 1947

16 Royal Terrace

Jan 1947

16 Royal Terrace 

 

 -

 -

Nov 1947

16 Royal Terrace

86th

Feb 1948

YMCA Exhibition Hall

 1948

[none]

87th

Aug 1949

YMCA Exhibition Hall

Jan 1949

16 Royal Terrace

88th

Aug 1950

YMCA Exhibition Hall

Jan 1950

16 Royal Terrace

89th

Aug 1951

YMCA Exhibition Hall

Jan 1951

16 Royal Terrace

90th

Aug 1952

YMCA Exhibition Hall

Jan 1952

16 Royal Terrace

91st

Aug 1953

YMCA Exhibition Hall

Jan 1953

Scottish Lyceum

92nd

Aug 1954

YMCA Exhibition Hall

Jan 1954

Scottish Lyceum

93rd

Aug 1955

YMCA Exhibition Hall

Jan 1955

Scottish Lyceum

94th

Aug 1956

Merchantís Hall

Feb 1956

68 Great King Street

95th

Aug 1957

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1957

68 Great King Street

96th

Aug 1958

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1958

68 Great King Street

97th

Aug 1959

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1959

68 Great King Street

98th

Aug 1960

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1960

68 Great King Street

99th

Aug 1961

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1961

68 Great King Street

100th

Aug 1962

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1962

68 Great King Street

101st

Aug 1963

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1963

68 Great King Street

102nd

Aug 1964

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1964

68 Great King Street

103rd

Aug 1965

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1965

68 Great King Street

104th

Aug 1966

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1966

68 Great King Street

105th

Aug 1967

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1967

68 Great King Street

106th

Aug 1968

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1968

68 Great King Street

107th

Aug 1969

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1969

68 Great King Street

108th

Aug 1970

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1970

68 Great King Street

109th

Aug 1971

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1971

68 Great King Street

110th

Aug 1972

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1972

68 Great King Street

111th

Aug 1973

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1973

68 Great King Street

112th

Aug 1974

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1974

68 Great King Street

113th

Aug 1975

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1975

68 Great King Street

114th

Aug 1976

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1976

68 Great King Street

115th

Aug 1977

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1977

68 Great King Street

116th

Aug 1978

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1978

68 Great King Street

117th

Aug 1979

St Cuthbertís Hall

Mar 1979

68 Great King Street

118th

Aug 1980

Playhouse Theatre

Mar 1980

68 Great King Street

119th

Aug 1981

Royal Overseas League

Mar 1981

68 Great King Street

120th

Aug 1982

Merchantís Hall

Apr 1982

68 Great King Street

121st

Aug 1983

Merchantís Hall

Apr 1983

68 Great King Street

122nd

Aug 1984

Merchantís Hall

Mar 1984

68 Great King Street

123rd

Aug 1985

Merchantís Hall

Mar 1985

68 Great King Street

124th

Aug 1986

Merchantís Hall

Mar 1986

68 Great King Street

25th

Aug 1987

Merchantís Hall

Mar 1987

68 Great King Street

126th

Aug 1988

Merchantís Hall

Apr 1988

68 Great King Street

127th

Aug 1989

Merchantís Hall

Apr 1989

68 Great King Street

128th

Aug 1990

Merchantís Hall

Apr 1990

68 Great King Street

129th

Aug 1991

Merchantís Hall

Apr 1991

68 Great King Street

130th

Aug 1992

Merchantís Hall

Apr 1992

68 Great King Street

131st

Aug 1993

Merchantís Hall

Apr 1993

68 Great King Street

132nd

Aug 1994

Merchantís Hall

Apr 1994

68 Great King Street

133rd

Aug 1995

Merchantís Hall

Mar 1995

68 Great King Street

134th

Aug 1996

68 Great King Street

Mar 1996

68 Great King Street

135th

Aug 1997

68 Great King Street

Mar 1997

68 Great King Street

136th

Aug 1998

68 Great King Street

Mar 1998

68 Great King Street

137th

Aug 1999

68 Great King Street

Mar 1999

68 Great King Street

138th

Aug 2000

68 Great King Street

Mar 2000

68 Great King Street

139th

Aug 2001

68 Great King Street

 2001

68 Great King Street

140th

Aug 2002

68 Great King Street

 2002

68 Great King Street

141st

Aug 2003

68 Great King Street

 2003

68 Great King Street

142nd

Aug 2004

68 Great King Street

 2004

68 Great King Street

143rd

Aug 2005

68 Great King Street

 2005

68 Great King Street

144th

Aug 2006

68 Great King Street

 2006

68 Great King Street

145th

Aug 2007

68 Great King Street

 2007

68 Great King Street

146th

Aug 2008

68 Great King Street

 2008

68 Great King Street

 

- Merchantís Hall = Hanover Street

- St Cuthbertís Hall = King Stables Road

- YMCA Exhibition Hall = 4 Queen Street.  This subsequently became BBC premises

1861 

 

1861  Open Exhibition

The first exhibition was staged when EPS was less than 6 weeks old.  It included more than 700 prints.

The Edinburgh photographers must have had good contacts to assemble an exhibition with work from so many prominent photographers of the time.

The exhibition included photographs from:

-  Fenton

-  Bedford

-  Mudd

-  Horatio Ross

-  Tunny

-  AY Herries

-  Piper

-  Rodger

-  Ramage

-  Silvy

-  Bisson

-  &c, &c Ö

It was reported that stereoscopes, binocular pictures, etc. were spread over the table in great abundance.

1876 

 

1876  Open Exhibition

International Entry

-  The Exhibition was held in the Royal Scottish Academy.

-  No charge was made for the use of the gallery

-  600 people were invited to the Opening of the Exhibition.

-  The British Journal of Photography reported:

"Copies of a circular announcing the exhibition were posted to nearly every photographer in Britain, America, India and the colonies, while the continent had also, so far as practicable, been attended to."

"Nearly every civilised country was more or less adequately represented."

Letter enclosing an entry from Budapest

Letter enclosing entry to 1876 EPS Exhibiton

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

 

Exhibitors

Amongst the prominent photographers exhibiting, there were:

HP Robinson

Tunbridge Wells

Composition groups

Vernon Heath

London

Enlarged landscapes

Mrs Cameron

Isle of Wight

Rembrantesque photographs

John Pouncy

Dorchester

Early carbon prints

Annan

Glasgow

Portraits of professors

GW Wilson

Aberdeen

Views

Valentine

Dundee

Views

Thomas Annan

Glasgow

Views

Ross & Pringle

Edinburgh

A complete set of their daguerreotype apparatus

Hill & Adamson

Edinburgh

Two volumes of portraits

 

Visitors

-  From the very beginning the Exhibition continued day by day to increase in public favour

-  On the last day but one there was a throng of private carriages in waiting, and an amount of over seventy pounds was taken at the entrance.

- That sum would at least represent fifteen hundred visitors, in addition to the large number of season and complimentary tickets."

1890 

 

1890  Open Exhibition

Season Tickets

The Exhibition was held in the Royal Scottish Academy, for 8 weeks from November 1890.

Season Ticket (outside)

EPS 1890 Exhibition  -  Season Ticket (outside)

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Season Ticket (inside)

EPS 1890 Exhibition  -  Season Ticket (inside)

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Catalogues

-  1,500 photographs were displayed in the exhibition.

-  1,350 catalogues sold at 6d each.

- For each photograph in the exhibition, the catalogue gave title, process and name of the photographer.

-  Lectures were also given.

-  Each catalogue had about 80 pages and included:

a summary of these lectures

a review of the progress in photography over the previous 50 years.

 

 

 1890  Open Exhibition

Prints Exhibited

Processes

Practical Photographer noted:

"Silver printing is still well represented, but the larger and more important works are executed in carbon and platinum.  Bromide also puts in a fair claim to notice.   All the less usual processes are exhibited:

-  aristotype

-  kallitype

-  Diazotype

-  vitrified enamels

-  etc., etc."

 

1890  Open Exhibition

Items on Display

Cameras

-   Sutton's panoramic camera with globe water lens

-  Printing frames of date about 1855.

-   CGH Kinnear's original model conical bellows camera, 1857

-   Aird's hand camera, the father of all that tribe and the first example of carrying plates in moveable sheaths, 1875

-   Piazzi Smyth's camera of Tenerife and Russian fame."

-  An Old Camera fitted with back, carrying four plates which are exposed in the Bath by means of shutters

Early Photos

-  Early Daguerreotypes, including , among others, group of Her Majesty the Queen, with  Princess Royal and Prince of Wales, l845.

Daguerreotypes, from 1844 onwards.

-  Early Calotypes taken by Fox Talbot

Stereoscope, with Daguerreotype of Queen &c, at Crystal Palace Exhibition, 1851 (from John Moffat).

-  Early Calotypes of Edinburgh Celebrities by DO Hill

-  DO Hill photos that hung on the  walls of her house at Newington (from his widow).

Bill for the Transfer of Photographs

Bill for Transfer of DO Hill pictures  -  1890

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

The wording on this bill above is:

"1890 Nov 8:  Time of Gilders removing Large Photographs from Walls at Mrs DO Hill's Newington Lodge and taking to Exhibition, removing from, Hanging, &c.    14 hours time at 11d = 12 10d"

Books

-  Copies of ďSun PicturesĒ , being the first book illustrated by Photographs, containing Calotypes of Heriotís Hospital ,and Sir Walter Scottís Monument in course of erection.

From Misses Radcliffe:

-  Sun Pictures of Scotland, by Fox Talbot
-  The Pencil of Nature by Fox Talbot
-  Photogenic Drawings, 1837, by Fox Talbot

1894 to 1910

 

1894 and 1895 Members' Exhibition

Classes and Awards

There were more classes of Award and  more precise definitions in 1894 than in earlier Members' Exhibitions.

1894 Members' Exhibition

Class

Medals

Class I

Best set of six lantern slides.

Silver:

Bronze:

Class II

Best set of three pictures from negatives taken on the 1894 Saturday Rambles.

Silver:

Bronze:

Class III

Best portrait or figure study.

Silver:

Bronze:

Class IV

Best set of three pictures in landscape, including architecture above half-plate size.

Silver:

Bronze:

Class V

Best set of three pictures in landscape, including architecture half-plate size and under.

Silver:

Bronze:

Class VI

Best set of six pictures, being the work done by a hand camera without tripod.

Silver:

Bronze:

Class VII

Best enlargement.   A print from the original negative must accompany the enlargement.

Silver:

Bronze:

 

1895 Members' Exhibition

Class I 

Lantern Slides

Silver Medal

Class II

Society's Rambles

[no award]

Class III

Figure Study

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Class IV

Landscape above half-plate

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Class V

Landscape half-plate and under

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Class VI

Hand-camera Work

Bronze Medal

Class VII

Enlargements

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

Class VIII

Ladies' Work only

Bronze Medal

 

1898 Members' Exhibition

Open to ...

Prizes

 1.

Amateur Members of EPS 

25/-,  15/-

2.

All Members of EPS who have commenced Photography since 1 Oct 1897

25/-, 15/-

3.

Work done by Members at the Society's Rambles in 1898

£1

It was specified that:

"The prizes shall be paid in money or in kind, at the option of the winner, but if paid in money it will be on the express understanding that the money shall be devoted to the purchase of some article connected with Photography"

There was also an Essay Competition.

 

1910 Members' Exhibition

Section

I

Landscape and Seascape

II

Scientific Subjects
such as Natural History, Geology, Botany, Astronomy, &c.

III

Architectural Subjects

IV

Portraiture, Groups and Figure Subjects

V

Survey Photographs of Edinburgh and District

VI

Colour Work

VII

Subjects in Motion

VIII

Still Live Subjects

IX

Lantern Slides (in sets of four)

 

 Prints for EPS Members

 

Presentation Prints

1876

Mr Yerbury suggested presenting every member with a print, not less than 10Ē x 12Ē, and considered the present an opportune time for trying the experiment

1878

Sir Niel Paton

1880

GW Wilson

1881

A Pause in the Dance  + The Visit to the Nurse

1883

Will They Never Come 

HP Robinson

1884

Brambling

Mr Slingsby,  Linclon

1885

Gloomy Winter

James Patrick

1886

Caller Herrin'

Marshall Wade

 

Earlier years' prints still available:

Will They Never Come

1s  6d each

Brambling

1s  0d each

Gloamin'

1s  6d each

-  Fisher Children

1s  6d each

1888

A Chat with the Miller'

HP Robinson

1889

The Suffolk Dyke'

PH Emerson, Chiswick

1890

Gathering Water Lilies

PH Emerson, Chiswick

 

1891

-

Earlier years' prints still available:

Will They Never Come

2s  6d each

A Suffolk Dyke

2s  0d each

Gathering Water Lilies

2s  0d each

1892

Idle Moments

See Bills below

 

Bills for the 1892 EPS Presentation Print

 Bills for EPS 1892 Presentation Print

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Bills for Idle Moments from:

-  Tunny for making a photo-gravure plate and

-  McGlashon for making 50 copies of the print  at 6 1/2d each.

 

1905

The Art Union Scheme

-  The Art Union scheme, introduced for the first time for this exhibition was declared a success. 

-  The scheme provided a prize draw, the prizes being prints purchased by EPS from the exhibition. 

-  A tickets for the draw was provided to each member. Further tickets could be purchased at 6d each.

-  In addition to the £11  0s  6d voted by the EPS Council to be set aside for the scheme, tickets to the value of £13 1s 0d were sold. 

-  The whole sum, £24 1s 6d was used to purchase pictures as prizes, from amongst the pictures exhibited in the exhibition.

 [Transactions of the EPS;  April 1905, p.109]

1936

1936 Open Exhibition

Members of the Salon Committee at work

Members of the Salon Committee preparing prints for the selectors for Edinburgh Photographic Society Open Exhibition of Photography, 1936

© Reproduced with acknowledgement to Sandy Brewer, Galloway, Scotland  -  Sandy is currently researching the work of Tom Curr

 

1936 Open Exhibition

Judges: Alexander Highly,  J Campbell Harper,  Tom Curr

Judges for the Edinburgh Open Exhibition of Photography, 1936

© Reproduced with acknowledgement to Sandy Brewer, Galloway, Scotland  -  Sandy is currently researching the work of Tom Curr

Tom Curr

'Follow Me'

Religious painting by Tom Curr  -  'Follow Me'  -  A painting of Jesus against a backdrop of Edinburgh

©  The Curr Family.  This image is from a 1930s reproduction, exact date to be determined.

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Dr Sandy Brewer, Galloway, SW Scotland

'Jesus in Edinburgh'

Painting by Tom Curr  -  'Jesus in Edinburgh'

©  The Curr Family.  Reproduced with acknowledgement
to Dr Sandy Brewer, Galloway, SW Scotland

1990s

 

EPS Exhibition Medal - 1990s

Front

EPS Bronze Medal (front)  -  1990s

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

EPS Exhibition Medal - 1990s

Back

EPS Bronze Medal (back)  -  1990s

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1995 International Exhibition

EPS Exhibition  -  Merchant Hall, Hanover Street  -  1995

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1995 International Exhibition

EPS Exhibition  -   Merchant Hall, Hanover Street  -  1995

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