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Cards

Medals

Badges

Souvenirs

 

A.

Photographic Societies

Please scroll down this page, or click on one of the links below.

1.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Membership Cards

2.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Exhibition Ticket

3.

Edinburgh Photographic Club

Syllabus

4.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Exhibition Acceptance Labels

5.

Galashiels Camera Club

Exhibition Acceptance Labels

6.

Photographic Society of Scotland

Bronze Medals

7.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Bronze Medals

8.

Photographic Society of Scotland

Silver Medals

9.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Silver Medals

10.

Photographic Society of London

Bronze Medal

11.

Photographic Convention of the UK

Enamel Badge

12.

Edinburgh Industrial Exhibition, 1901

Gold and Silver Medals

13.

International Exhibition of Science & Art  (The Meadows, Edinburgh), 1886

Mug

14.

Milton Primary School Badge

Badge

15.

Boys' Brigade Badges

Badges

16.

Coronation Souvenir Mug, 1953

Mug

 

1.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Membership Cards

EPS Membership Cards  -  1884-84 ©

Membership Cards
1884-85

EPS Membership Cards  -  1885-86 ©

Membership Cards
1885-86

EPS Membership Card  -  1886-87 ©

Membership Card
1886-87

EPS Membership Card  -  1887-88 ©

Membership Card
1887-88

EPS Membership Cards  -  1889-92 ©

Membership Cards
1889-92

2.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Exhibition Ticket

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   EPS 1890 Exhibition  -  Season Ticket ©

Season Ticket
1890 Exhibition

 

3.

Edinburgh Photographic Club

Syllabus

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Edinburgh 
Photographic Club 
Syllabus

 

4.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Exhibition Notices, Rules and Reports

and

Exhibition Acceptance Labels

    EPS Exhibition - February 1899  -  Classes and Medals ©

Feb 1899

Exhibition Notice

    ©

Feb 1900

Exhibition Notice

    ©

Feb 1901

Exhibition Notice

    ©

Feb 1902

Exhibition Notice

    Transactions of Edinburgh Photographic Society - Announcement of Exhibition to be held in November 2002 ©

Nov 1902

Exhibition Notice

    Transactions of Edinburgh Photographic Society - Rules for the Exhibition held in February 1899 ©

Feb 1899

Exhibition Rules

    Transactions of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  Announcement and Rules for the Lantern Slide Exhibition and Competition to be held in March 1902 ©

Mar 1902

Lantern Slide Exhibition Rules

Transactions of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  Report of the Exhibition held in February 1899 ©

Feb 1899

Exhibition Report

 Transactions of Edinburgh Photographic Society - Report of the Exhibition held in February 1902 including some stats for previous years' exhibitions ©

Feb 1902

Exhibition Report

EPS Acceptance Card - 1934 ©

1934

EPS Exhibition Label

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1937

EPS Exhibitio Label

 

5.

Galashiels Camera Club

Exhibition Acceptance Labels

Galashiels Camera Club Acceptance Label - 1948 ©

Galashiels CC
1948

 

6.

Photographic Society of Scotland

Bronze Medals

PSS Bronze Medal (front)  -  c.1860 ©

PSS Medal
front

PSS Bronze Medal (back)  -  c.1860 ©

PSS Medal
back

PSS Medal + 4 EPS Medals ©

This photo includes one PSS Medal

Medal awarded to John MacNair  -  1860

PSS Medal awarded to John MacNair, 1860 ©

Front of PSS Medal

PSS Medal awarded to John MacNair, 1860 ©

   PSS Medal awarded to John MacNair, 1860 ©

   PSS Medal awarded to John MacNair, 1860 ©

   PSS Medal awarded to John MacNair, 1860 ©

   PSS Medal awarded to John MacNair, 1860 ©

   PSS Medal awarded to John MacNair, 1860 ©

   PSS Medal awarded to John MacNair, 1860 ©

Edge of PSS Medal

PSS Medal awarded to John MacNair, 1860 ©

Back of PSS Medal

 

7.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Bronze Medals

EPS Bronze Medal (front)  -  1990s ©

EPS Medal
back

EPS Bronze Medal  -  1920s ©

EPS Medal
front

EPS Bronze Medal  -  1910s and 1920s ©

EPS Medal
1910s and 1920s

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

EPS Medal
1914

   Medal awarded in 1961 to Allan Dodds for his print 'No Sun, No Moon, November' entered in the Beginners' Section of the Members' Exhibition ©

Medal Awarded for President's Trophy
Beginner's Section 1961

   Photograph by Allan Dodds, Nottingham, for which he was awarded the Centenary Cup and a Silver Medal in the EPS Members' Exhibition, 1961©

Beginner's Section 1961
Print for which Medal was awarded

  PSS Medal + 4 EPS Medals ©

This photo includes four EPS Medals

Single sided EPS Medals awarded for the Advanced Section of the Monthly Slide Competition, Seasons 1993-94 and 1995-96 ©

Medals struck from the C19 die and awarded in 1990s

 Single sided EPS Medals awarded for the Advanced Section of the Monthly Slide Competition, Seasons 1993-94 and 1995-96.  These Medals are in their Kirkwood & Son Cases. ©

The Two Medals above in their 'Kirkwood & Son' cases

 

7.

Question

New Bronze Medals

Dates of Medals

Alex Kirkwood & Son has been providing the medals for Edinburgh Photographic Society Exhibitions for over 150 years.  They recently rediscovered the metal stamping die that was used to create this style of medal:

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

I've been asked when Edinburgh Photographic Society changed from awarding the large circular medals to the rectangular 'Art Nouveau' style of medal above

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 20, 2012

 

7.

Reply 1

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

Change probably made between 1890 and 1910

I've seen examples of the large round medals from the 19th century but the only two rectangular medals I have seen are dated 1914 and 1916.   I cannot give a date for the change to the latter, possibly some time between 1890 and 1910.

Peter Stubbs:  May 20, 2012

 

7.

Reply 2

David Likar

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I emailed David Likar, a collector of photographic medals who lives in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to ask for his views.

David immediately sent me the following helpful reply:

Change probably made in 1902

"Regarding the plaque medal, the earliest example I have in my collection is from the 1903 Exhibition

However, the date of introduction of the medal may have been 1902, as in that year EPS decided on a new award structure of only bronze medals.

It is very unlikely that they would use the old round type medal for the new award structure, so I think 1902."

David Likar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:  May 20, 2012

 

7.

Reply 3

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

Medal first awarded at February 1902 Exhibition

Given the '1902 suggestion' from David (above) I've now looked at:

-  Transactions of Edinburgh Photographic Society

-  EPS Minute Books (See Reply 4 below)

for the early 1900s

I can now confirm that this style of medal was, indeed, first awarded at the EPS Exhibition held in February 1902, as David Likar suggests above.

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

EPS Transactions

"Transactions of EPS were distributed monthly to  Members throughout each session (October to June) from 1880 until 1926.

'Transactions' was a rather formal publication.  It included notices of Exhibitions and other forthcoming events, and reports of events. 

It gave a full list of exhibition categories and the medals to be awarded for each category.  (See below.) "

Exhibitions before 1902

Categories and Medals

    The back of a Silver Medal awarded by Edinburgh Photographic Society to J B Johnstone in 1896 ©    The front of a Silver Medal awarded by Edinburgh Photographic Society to J B Johnstone in 1896 ©

"Each year,  a sub-committee was appointed by EPS Council to make recommendations for the next exhibition.  As a result, the number of categories and Medals awarded varied from year to year.

These were the categories and medals announced for the exhibitions in February 1899, 1900 and 1901."

Feb 1899

EPS Exhibition - February 1899  -  Classes and Medals
©  with acknowledgement to Edinbrugh City Libraries and Edinburgh Photographic Society

Feb 1900

EPS Exhibition  -  February 1900  -  Classes and Medals

©  with acknowledgement to Edinbrugh City Libraries and Edinburgh Photographic Society

 

Feb 1901

In fact, shortly after this announcement appeared in 'EPS Transactions',
EPS Council voted to make some changes to the Classes.  See 'Reply 4 below.

EPS Exhibition  -  February 1901  -  Classes and Medals

©  with acknowledgement to Edinbrugh City Libraries and Edinburgh Photographic Society

 

"Classes and Medals for the February 1901 Exhibition were the subject of controversy within EPS Council. (See the extracts from Council Minutes in Reply 4 below.)

Exhibitions from 1902 Onwards

Fewer Classes

Bronze Medals only

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

 

"EPS moved to a simpler system, involving fewer Exhibition Classes and the awarding of only bronze medals in February 1902."

Feb 1902

EPS Exhibition  -  February 1902  -  Classes and Medals

©  with acknowledgement to Edinbrugh City Libraries and Edinburgh Photographic Society

"This February 1902 Exhibition set the pattern for subsequent exhibitions."

Note on Exhibition Dates

One exhibition was held during each session.

In the early-1900s, the exhibitions were held in February, except for the 1902-03 and 1903-04 when they were brought forward three months to November.

This resulted in two exhibitions during calendar year 1902 and none in 1904."

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 29, 2012

 

7.

Reply 4

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

EPS Council Minutes

These extracts from Minutes give some insight into EPS Council's involvement in planning Exhibitions in the early 1900s.

Committee Appointed

"Messrs Scott, Lauder, Warwick and Johnston, Dr Scott Lauder being the Convenor, were appointed (as) a Committee to draw up a list of Classes and rules for the next Session's Exhibition, and to report."

EPS Council Meeting:  April 19, 1900

Discussion of Exhibition Classes

The following is a small extract (about the first 25%) of a lengthy discussion on medals at one of the EPS Council Meetings!

Classes I and II

"The Council then proceeded to draw up a list of Classes for the Exhibition, viz:-  The President Proposed and Mr Brown seconded that the two classes open to all;  that one gold, one silver and one bronze medal be offered for each class;  that Class I be for Portraiture and Figure Studies and Class II be for Landscape and Seascape Studies.

Mr Johnston moved as an amendment that the open section remain as printed in the May 'Transactions' ;  the curator seconded."

On a vote being taken, six voted for the amendment and eight for the motion which was accordingly declared carried by a majority of two.

Warwick here handed in his resignation as a member of Council and his withdrawal as a candidate for the Presidency and left the meeting."

Classes III and IV

"Mr Brown moved, seconded by Mr Patrick, that there be two classes open to members only, each picture being the unaided work of the Exhibitor, and that the first, being Class III, be for portraiture and figure studies, and the second, being Class IV, be for landscape and seascape studies.

Mr Johnston moved as an amendment that the section open to members only remain as printed in the May 'Transactions';  the secretary seconded.  On a vote being taken, three supported the amendment and ten the motion which was accordingly  declared carried by a majority of seven."

Rule 9

"Mr James Burns here moved that the last clause of Rule 9 read as follows:-  'They shall have the power of withholding the awards and their decision as to merit shall be final.'   Mr Brown seconded.

The Treasurer moved as an amendment that the clause read as follows:  'They shall have the power of adding to or withholding  the awards but any additional award shall be a certificate, and their decision as to merit shall be final.  The President seconded.

On a vote being taken, five voted for the motion and six for the amendment, including the Chairman's casting vote."

Classes III and IV (again)

"Mr James Burns moved, seconded by Mr Hay that one silver and one bronze medal be offered in each of classes III and IV.  This was agreed to."

EPS Council Meeting:  May 28, 1900

Discussion of Exhibition Entertainment

"The Council undertook to arrange for music being provided each evening during the exhibition, from 7 to 9 o' clock pm, except on Wednesdays and Saturdays when the exhibition would be closed.

Each member of Council undertook to endeavour to get a lady or gentleman to take an evening and to report to the Secretary, who was instructed to print in red lettering on invitation cards, 'Music from 7 to 9pm'." **

EPS Council Meeting:  Jan 17, 1901

Exhibition Entertainment Cancelled

** This exhibition music, along with other entertainment - the Society Dinner, Exhibition Opening Concert and Smoking Concert - was subsequently cancelled, following the death of Queen Victoria five days after the date of this Council Meeting.

Medals Required

"Some discussion took place as to the designation of Medals to be awarded at the Annual Exhibition on the Entry Form, and it was agreed to print the following paragraph therein, viz:-  "No Classification of Pictures; and  the only awards will be the medal of the Edinburgh Photographic Society in bronze.

The Secretary was instructed to obtain the medals awarded at the Exhibition of Pictures and the Exhibition of Slides struck solid, and also to have those awarded in Sections I and II of the former inscribed on the back with the words "Open Section" and "Members' Section" respectively and those in the latter with the words "Lantern Slides".

EPS Council Meeting:  Oct 24, 1901

Medal Estimate Accepted

"Messrs Alex Kirkwood & Son's estimate for solid  bronze medals with name and date at four shillings and eight pence each with an additional charge of one penny per letter for engraving "Members Section" or "Open Section" or "Lantern Slides" on the back was accepted."

EPS Council Meeting:  Nov 21 1901

Medal Order

"The Secretary was instructed to arrange with Messrs Alex Kirkwood & Sons for their keeping a dozen bronze Medals against the Exhibition of Photographs and Lantern Slides.

EPS Council Meeting:  Dec 26 1901

Medal Order for Lantern Slide Competition

"It was agreed (1) to order six medals for the Lantern Slide Competition in addition to the two presently on hand;  (2) to present them at the end of the Exhibition.

EPS Council Meeting:  Dec 26 1902

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 29, 2012

 

7.

Reply 5

Sue Hill

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Here is a an extract from a message that I received recently from Sue Hill and Doug Hamilton of Edinburgh Photographic Society.

Doug was EPS Exhibition Secretary, responsible for managing the EPS International Exhibition from  from 1998 to 2007.

Sue wrote:

Recent EPS Medals

Double Sided Medal

"Iíve been following the story of the medal with interest.

Having read the comments above, I thought Iíd let you know that  I have an example of the double sided EPS bronze medal, engraved by E.W Thomson that I was awarded in 1997. It isnít personally engraved though.

I donít know in which years EPS awarded double sided medals;  the one Doug was awarded in 1996 was a single sided one, showing the shield side."

Sue Hill, Edinburgh Photographic Society:  May 29, 2012

 

7.

Reply 6

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

Recent EPS Medals

Single Sided Medal

I was awarded the EPS Medal for winning the Advanced Section of the Slides Competition in 1993-4 and 1995-6,  Both were single-sided medals, with name and award details on the back.

The front of the first Medal shows the shield on the front.  The front of the second Medal shows Edinburgh Castle.

Medals struck from same dies as were used to create EPS Medals from the 1860s to 1901.

The Medals below were presented for EPS Competitions in the 1990s

Single sided EPS Medals awarded for the Advanced Section of the Monthly Slide Competition, Seasons 1993-94 and 1995-96
©  Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh.   Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Throughout its 150 year history, Edinburgh Photographic Society has obtained its Medals from Alex Kirkwood & Son, Edinburgh. 

Here are the two Medals above in their Kirkwood cases.

Single sided EPS Medals awarded for the Advanced Section of the Monthly Slide Competition, Seasons 1993-94 and 1995-96.  These Medals are in their Kirkwood & Son Cases.

©  Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh.   Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Please click on the thumbnail image below to enlarge this photo.

Single sided EPS Medals awarded for the Advanced Section of the Monthly Slide Competition, Seasons 1993-94 and 1995-96 ©

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  June 6, 2012

 

8.

Photographic Society of Scotland

Silver Medals

Thank you to Dave, Hampshire, who writes:

Medal awarded to Rev T Milville Raven  -  1859

"I have a Medal that is the same as the bronze PSS Medal above, except the metal is silver At the base of the engraving of the castle is the name of the engraver 'ALEXr KIRKWOOD & SON'.  Interestingly, the medal is not hallmarked.

The medal is 5 cms in diameter.  Around the rim is the inscription:  'TO THE REVd T. MILVILLE RAVEN, FOR THE BEST PHOTOGRAPH BY A MEMBER. 1859'.

The medal is in a mount which has the same inscription."

Dave, Hampshire, England:  May 14, 2009

 

Photographic Society of Scotland Medal awarded to Rev T Milville Raven - 1859 1860 ©

Front of PSS Medal

   PSS Medal awarded to John MacNair, 1860 ©

   PSS Medal awarded to John MacNair, 1860 ©

   PSS Medal awarded to John MacNair, 1860 ©

Edge of PSS Medal

PSS Medal awarded to John MacNair, 1860 ©

Back of PSS Medal

 

9.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Silver Medals

Silver Medal - 1

Sold on eBay

An Edinburgh Photographic Society Silver Medal, similar to the one in the two pictures on the right above, but in silver, was sold on eBay on August 10, 2009. The location of the seller was Gosport, Hampshire, England

I bid unsuccessfully for the medal.  There were eight bidders and the medal sold for £51.  The medal was described as:

1861 EDINBURGH PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY SILVER MEDAL
BY E.W. THOMSON 48MM DIAMETER  ALMOST UNC
weight 45.7 grams

The back of a Silver Medal awarded by Edinburgh Photographic Society to J B Johnstone in 1896 ©    The front of a Silver Medal awarded by Edinburgh Photographic Society to J B Johnstone in 1896 ©

The pictures above show the back and front of this medal.  The year, 1861, mentioned above, is the year that Edinburgh Photographic Society was founded.  In fact the medal was awarded at the EPS Open Exhibition in 1896

The inscription around the edge of the medal reads: 'J B Johnsone 1896'

-  Peter Stubbs,  August 11, 2009
Updated and pictures added:  September 16, 2009.

Silver Medal - 2

Sold on eBay

Ten days later, the same seller offered another Edinburgh Photographic Society Silver Medal on eBay.

Bids closed on August 20, 2009.  There were 7 bidders and the medal sold for £60.99.  The medal was described as:

1861 EDINBURGH PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY SILVER MEDAL
BY E.W. THOMSON 48MM DIAMETER  ALMOST UNC
weight 44.5 grams

It is engraved around the rim:  "JB JOHNSTONE, EDINBURGH  1898"

-  Peter Stubbs,  August 21, 2009

 

10.

The Photographic Society of London

Bronze Medal

©

 Medal awarded to Marshall Wane

 

11.

The Photographic Convention of the United Kingdom

Enamel Badge

   Enamel Badge of the Photographic Convention of the United Kingdom ©

Red Border

   Enamel Badge of the Photographic Convention of the United Kingdom © 

Black Border

 

 12.

Edinburgh Industrial Exhibition

1901

Gold Medal

 Gold Medal awarded for photography to D L Monair at the Edinburgh Industrial Exhibition 1901 ©

Medal awarded to D L Monair

Silver Medal

    Silver Medal awarded for photography to R Thomson at the Edinburgh Industrial Exhibition 1901 ©    The back of a Silver Medal awarded for photography to R Thomson at the Edinburgh Industrial Exhibition 1901 ©

Medal awarded to R Thomson

 

B.

Other
i.e. not Photographic
Societies and Events

 

 13.

International Exhibition of Science & Art

The Meadows, Edinburgh

1886

Souvenir Mug

 International Exhibition of Science and Art, 1886  -  Souvenir Mug ©        International Exhibition of Science and Art, 1886  -  Souvenir Mug ©

 

 14.

Milton Road Primary School

1913

Badge

Milton House Primary School Badge  -  1913 ©

 

 15.

Boys' Brigade

8th Leith Pilrig Church

Badges

    Ronald Stout's badges from 8th Leith Boys' Brigade, Pilrig Church ©

 

 16.

Coronation Mug

1953

    Coronation Mug, 1953  -  The back of the mug ©

  Back

Coronation Mug, 1953  -  The front of the mug ©

  Front

 

 17.

Marine Gardens Roller Skating Rink

Watch presented to Harry Watt
1931

Watch presented by Marine Gardens Roller Skating Rink to Harry Watt, 1931 ©

  Back

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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 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