Crowe & Rodgers

Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Detail from the back of a Carte de Visite

    Alexander Crowe, Stirling photographer and exhibitor in the PSS Exhibition in Edinburgh, December 1861

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Iain Cox

 

Crowe & Rodgers

Alexander Crowe

Thank you to Iain Cox for allowing me to reproduce this detail from the back of one of Crowe & Rodgers' cartes de visite.

I normally only reproduce cartes de visite from Edinburgh photographers on the EdinPhoto web site, but I have included this one because of Alexander Crowe's early photographic connections with Edinburgh.

Photographic Societies

He exhibited 9 portraits, two landscapes and four frames of cartes de visite in the Photographic Society of Scotland Exhibition in Edinburgh in 1861, the year that Edinburgh Photographic Society was founded.

The PSS survived for another 10 years, until 1871.  EPS is still thriving and continuing to hold its annual photographic exhibitions that began in 1861.  It celebrates its 150th Anniversary in 2011.

Professional Photographer

Alexander Crowe had a photogrpahic studio at 33 Murray Place, Stirling, from 1860 until 1870.

Alex Crowe

    Alexander Crowe, Stirling photographer and exhibitor in the PSS Exhibition in Edinburgh, December 1861

Crowe & Rodgers had a photographic studio at 58 Murray Place, Stirling from 1878 until at least 1914.

Retirement

At the time of the 1881 Census, Alexander Crowe was living in Blairgowrie as a retired photographer, with his wife, Mary.

Mary Crowe

   Mary Crowe, wife of Alexander Crowe, Stirling photographer and exhibitor in the PSS Exhibition in Edinburgh, December 1861

Alexander Crowe died in 1912.

Source: for 'Professional Photographers' and 'Retirement' (above): 'Photographers in Central Scotland to 1914' (D Richard Torrance)  Publ. Scottish Genealogy Society, 2001

 

 

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