Edinburgh Professional Photogrpaher

William Fairbairn

Waverley Photo Exhibition Medal

   Waverley Photo Exhibition Medal awarded to W Fairbairn  -  Front

Back of the Medal

   Waverley Photo Exhibition Medal awarded to W Fairbairn  -  Front

 

William Fairbairn

Waverley Photo Exhibition

Medal

I've been told about this Exhibition Medal awarded to William Fairbairn by Gordon Burns who wrote:

Question

"I have an interesting medal in my possession, and wondered if you could shed some light on it?

On one side it has a laurel wreath with the name:

 'Wm. Fairbairn Waverley Photo Exhibition'

On the other side, is a winged angel-like figure over very old- looking camera equipment.

Do you think this is an Edinburgh-based medal. It is made of bronze.

Gordon Burns:  December 5, 2010

 

William Fairbairn

Waverley Photo Exhibition

Medal

Thank you to Gordon Burns for contacting me again and sending these photos of the front and back of the medal that he described above.

The inscription on the back of the medal reads:

WAVERLEY

PHOTO EXHIBITION

Won by

W. FAIRBAIRN

 

Acknowledgement:  Gordon Burns:  December 5, 2010

 

William Fairbairn

Exhibition Medal

Reply 1

"That sound like an Edinburgh-based medal to me.  I expect it would have come from an exhibition held at the Waverley Market in Edinburgh.

Here is a note about the exhibition held there in 1900, but that does not seem to be the one as I do not have William Fairbairn amongst the exhibition entrants that year.

Waverley Market Exhibition - 1900

I don't know in which other years photographic exhibitions were held there."

Peter Stubbs:  December 5, 2010

 

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