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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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Talk to EPS Digital Imaging Group  -  November 10, 2008

History of Photography

10.

Early 20th Century

 

Art Photography

James Craig Annan

The Linked Ring

-  The Linked Ring was a brotherhood of Art Photographers, led by Henry Peach Robinson (an exhibitor in early PSS Exhibitions).

-  The Linked Ring broke away from the RPS in 1892, because they believed the RPS was becoming too dominated by the science of photography.

-  Its members included Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, Alfred Stieglitz and the Glasgow photographer, James Craig Annan.

-  The Linked Ring was succeeded by the London Salon, which held its first exhibition in 1910.

Photogravures  -  Hill & Adamson

James Craig Annan revived interest in the Hill & Adamson calotypes by making photogravure prints from their work.   Some of these gravures were published by Alfred Steiglitz in 'Camera Works' in 1905, 1909 and 1912.

Photogravures  -  Thomas Annan

In the late 1860s, James Craig Annan's father, Thomas Annan, had taken a set of photos of the  Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow, recording the housing conditions in the city at the time.

-  Thomas Annan had published these as albumen prints in 1871.

-  They had been published as carbon prints in 1877.

-  James Craig Annan then made a set of photogravure prints from these images.  They were published by T & R Annan in 1900.

The Process

Photogravure is a photomechanical process.  Printing plates are etched from photographic images.  This process can produce high quality prints in large quantities.

Photogravure

Photogravure by James Craig Annan, taken from Thomas Annan's photographs of the Old Closes and Streets og Glasgow

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Fine Art Dealer Paul Cava

Photogravure

Photogravure by James Craig Annan, taken from Thomas Annan's photographs of the Old Closes and Streets og Glasgow

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Fine Art Dealer Paul Cava

Photogravure

Photogravure by James Craig Annan, taken from Thomas Annan's photographs of the Old Closes and Streets og Glasgow

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Fine Art Dealer Paul Cava

 

Popular Photography

Photography for amateurs became more popular in the 1890s. 

Eastman Co  -   Regular Kodet camera  -  1890s

  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

 

Sizes of Photo

By 1920s, there were many different sizes of photo, from film, and enlargements.

Film from early 1900s:

120 film:   2.25 ins x 2.25 ins

120 film:   3.25 ins x 2 1/4 ins

127 film:   1.625 ins x 1.625 ins

Postcards  5.25 ins x 3.25 ins

 

Processes  -  Early 1900s

Processes included:

-   Bromoil (from 1910)  Photos can sometimes look like old etchings.
The Bromoil process uses printing ink so should produce photographs that won't fade.

 Platinum (1870s to 1914)

 Palladium (from 1920s)  similar process and results, but cheaper

Bromoil

Dunure Castle, Ayrshire  -  J M Whitehead

Dunure Castle, Ayrshire  -  Print Title "Ruins Old in Story"  -  by John M Whitehead

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to  Ed Romney

Platinotype

Black & White  73, Leith Street, Edinburgh

Platinotype Print of a Couple  -  Black & White

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

Enlargement of a name on a platinotype print  -  Black & White, 73 Leith Street, Edinburgh

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

Platinotype

D & W Prophet - Dundee + St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Platinotype Print of a Family  -  by D & W Prophet

   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Platinotype

Yerbury  -  Churchill, Edinburgh

Platinotype print of a lady and child by Yerbury & Son, Churchhill, Edinburgh

   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Platinotype

Yerbury  -  Churchill, Edinburgh

Platinotype Print of a man by Yerbury of Edinburgh

   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Enlargement of the name from a plationtype print by Yerbury of Edinburgh

   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

Larger Format

Glass Plates in Early 1900s

The old glass plate sizes were still available.

Half plate and quarter plate negatives and photographic paper were slightly different sizes.

Whole Plate:      8.5 ins  x 6.5 ins

Half Plate:           6.5 ins  x 4.25 ins

Quarter Plate  :  4.25 ins x 3.25 ins

 

Plates, Negatives, Prints

Chart giving a comparison of the sizes of some glass plates, negatives and prints.

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

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1920s

St Leonard's Photos

From whole plate glass plates and wholeplate negatives

St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

South Richmond Street

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Richmond Lane

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

South Richmond Street

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Simon Square

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

South Richmond Street

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Which street?

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 St Leonard's District -  1920s

Dumbiedykes Road

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Cowan's Close

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Between St Patrick Street and Cowan's Close

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

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 St Leonard's District -  1920s

Simon Square

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Simon Square

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Dalrymple Place?

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Hardwell Close

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Simon Square
+ Gibb's Entry

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St Leonards  -  1920s

Pleasance

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

Pleasance

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

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St Leonard's District -  1920s

East Crosscauseway

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1920s

Where is it?

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

1920s

Where is it?

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

1920s

Pleasance

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

1920s

Pleasance

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

1920s

Pleasance

St Leonard's District -  1920s

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Gordon, Old Town, Edinburgh

Early-November 1927

East Crosscauseway

St Leonard's District -  1920s

Around Edinburgh

Photographers Not Known

Leith Docks Demonstration - The Shore, Leith, 1913

 Leith Dockers' Demonstration  -  The Shore, Leith, 1913

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Pilton Elderly Project group that who compiled an exhibition of old photos of Granton.

Tram 116 in Princes Street

Princes Street  -  Looking east from the foot of the Mound towards the Scott Monument  -  Tram 116

  Reproduced by courtesy Lothian Buses plc

Princes Street  -  Electric and Cable Cars

Princes Street  -  1917  -  Electric and Cable Cars

  Reproduced by courtesy Lothian Buses plc

Register House  -  viewed from North Bridge

Looking down the tramlines from North Bridge to Register House

  Reproduced by courtesy Lothian Buses plc

Coronation Coal Lorry  -  St Leonard's  -  May 12, 1937

One of the Leckie Coal Lorries from St Leonard's Yard, decorated for the Coronation of King George VI on May 12, 1937

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ron Leckie, California, USA

 

School Classes

Milton Street School  -  Around 1895

A group of barefoot children at Milton Street School, around 1895

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ron Leckie, California, USA

Probably Drummond Street School, Edinburgh  -  Around 1900

D & W Prophet  -  Cabinet Print  -   School Photograph

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David Lines

Dr Bell's School  -  Around 1920

A class at Dr Bell's School, Great Junction Street, Leith  -  around 1920

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Stewart, Livingston, West Lothian                                   [Photographer not known]

Milton Street Schools  -  Late 1920s

Milton Street School class, late-1920s

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Graham Ferguson, Saudi Arabia

Tug-of-War Team

Leith Docks  -  Tug-of-War Team  -  around 1900

Edinburgh Entertainment  -  Sport  -  Sparta Amateur Boxing Club

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to David J Scott, Haddington, East Lothian, grandson of Dave Scott, top-left in the picture.

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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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