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Photographic Fairs

held in conjunction with Congresses of the

 Professional Photographers' Association

Advert

Photo Fair 1955

Advert for Photo Fair 1955, held at Royal Horticultural Hall, London

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Don Baldwin, organiser of Photographica
and Rene Dee, Managing Director, Horticultural Halls Ltd., London

Catalogue

Photo Fair -  1955

Catalogue for Photo Fair 1955, held at Royal Horticultural Hall, London

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Don Baldwin, organiser of Photographica
and Rene Dee, Managing Director, Horticultural Halls Ltd., London

 

Photographic Fairs

Horticultural Halls

The Professional Photographers' Association held an Annual Congress, from 1910 onwards, usually in May and usually in London.

For many years, a Photographic Fair was held to coincide with the Congress. 

René Dee, Managing Director, Horticultural Halls Ltd, London, is researching the history of exhibitions held at Horticultural Halls.  He has supplied the poster and catalogue above of the 1955 Photo Fair.

René says that this Exhibition was opened by the Marquis of Ely.  The catalogue above shows who were on the Advisory Council.

 

Question

First Photo Fair

1955

René tells me that this was billed as the first Photo Fair to be held in Britain for 30 years, and asks if the event was ever repeated.  If you can answer this question, please e-mail me and I will pass on René.    Thank you.  Peter Stubbs

 

Answer

Thank you to John Lewis who replied:

More Photo Fairs

1950s

"Yes, there were other Photographic Fairs held in London in the late-1950s.  Most were held at Olympia.

I was at the 1959 event, managing a stand for Ricoh cameras on behalf of the importer, Mayfair Photographic Supplies which was owned by Freddie Weitzmann who also ran 'The Wedding Photo Co. in London.

The latter had mini-darkrooms set up in Bedford 15cwt vans so after taking the wedding shots the photographer could process and proof while the guests were at the reception.

Those of us in the trade thought that was a great idea - get the non-family guests to sign up and pay for photos when they've had a few drinks, as a week later most would probably not have ordered!"

John Lewis, Norwich, Norfolk, England:  July 4, 2008

 

 

Photographic Congresses  and  Photographic Fairs

Background

Dates

1920s Adverts

1930 Play

Horticultural Halls

 

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

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?    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

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