Photographic Journals

Amateur Photographer

Photographic Journals - The cover of bound volumes of The Amateur Photographer, 1891

History of the Journal

Edinburgh Photographic Society set up a library at its new premises in 1892 and subscribed to several photographic journals including Amateur Photographer.

This journal is still being published today, in 2006, as a weekly photographic magazine.  It has a long history.  It has incorporated and merged with several other photographic magazines over the last 120 years:

October 10,  1884.

Vol 1, No 1 of Amateur Photographer was published by Hazell, Watson & Viney, London.  The journal was published weekly

January 1892

Incorporated Photographic Reporter (a monthly journal from the same publisher, published under that title from August 1890 and previously as
Photographic Societies' Reporter
from January 31, 1889).

May 12

Merged with Photographic News (Cassell, Peffer and Galpin since 1858) to form
Amateur Photographer and Photographic News.

Short title: Amateur Photographer.

June 19

Merged with Photography and Focus, a magazine formed in 1908 from the merger of Photography (1888) and Focus (1908) to form
Amateur Photographer and Photography

Short title: Amateur Photographer.

August 3

Absorbed New Photographer to form
Amateur Photographer
and Cinematographer

Short title: Amateur Photographer.

June 20

Title became Amateur Photographer (London, England: 1945)
hort title: Amateur Photographer.


I have compiled the table above from details held on the Catalogue of the
National Library of Scotland.


Amateur Photographer  -  1891



Photographic Journals


Early Publications     Titles from the 1850s    
Annuals and Almanacs

The Amateur Photographer

Overview     1891

American Photography

Overview    1910    1911

British Journal of Photography

Overview     PSS + EPS   1861 Adverts  1862    1863    1865    1866 Adverts    1867    1868   1869   1872   1875   1876   1877  1878    1881    1882    1892   1895   1897   1909   1911

Edinburgh Photographic Society

EPS Transactions
PSS and EPS in other journals

Journal of the Photographic Society

Overview        PSS        Societies and Editors    

Edinburgh - 1853-58     Edinburgh - 1859-62

Photographic Notes

Overview     PSS

Photographic News


The Photogram

Overview     1895



Practical Photographer

Overview      1891     1892    1895

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