first two Art Manufactures Exhibitions, in 1856 and 1857, were held in
the winter months of December and January, in direct competition with
the first two photographic exhibitions staged by the Photographic
Society of Scotland.
- A few photographs were included in the 1856
Art Manufactures Exhibition.
- Many more photographs were included in the
1857 Art Manufactures Exhibition.
of Edinburgh's professional photographers chose to exhibit in "The
Art" rather than the PSS exhibition, following a disagreement
between the amateur and professional PSS Members.
suitable class was provided for photography in this exhibition.