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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

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks

 

Edinburgh Trades

 

Trades for 

Photographers, Artists and Painters

in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories give an insight into some of the other trades being carried out in Edinburgh during the hundred years from 1840.  The tables below show the number of businesses listed in the directories at 10-year intervals.

Photographers were first listed in the directories in the 1850s.  Initially, there was direct competition between photography and with miniature portrait painting.  The number of miniature portrait painters  declined steadily.

However many of the professional photographers would have created work for artists.  Photographs needed to be retouched, and several photographers offered their portraits “finished in oils, watercolours or crayons.”

1840

1850

1860

1870

1880

1890

1900

1910

1920

1930

1940

Photographers

0

2

27

41

43

52

57

63

56

27

22

Artists

12

8

33

44

78

131

128

139

100

81

38

Landscape Painters

8

7

8

15

14

10

5

2

0

0

0

Miniature Painters

12

9

8

3

4

2

4

6

4

1

1

Portrait Painters

26

28

21

24

31

28

16

13

11

1

3

 

A few of the 

Other Trades

in Edinburgh

Photography was not the only trade to be expanding 19th century. Other expanding trades included:

-  Boot and Shoe Makers

-  Clock and Watch Makers

-  Engravers and Lithographic Printers

-  Printers

Other trades, quite common in the early 20th century, had almost or completely vanished from the trade directories by 1940:

-  Straw and Leghorn Hat Makers

-  Horse Dealers

-  Van and Lorry Makers

1840

1850

1860

1870

1880

1890

1900

1910

1920

1930

1940

Boot & Shoe Makers

178

158

167

278

310

314

268

218

148

115

72

Brushmakers

12

16

20

24

32

31

18

20

11

12

8

Candlemakers

15

10

7

5

5

6

6

5

2

1

0

Clock and Watch Makers

33

40

44

80

111

136

132

131

81

49

31

Engravers & Lithographic Printers

49

70

74

83

113

119

116

103

69

36

25

Golf Club and Ball Manufacturers

1

0

0

3

4

4

21

30

29

15

7

Horse Dealers

9

3

7

12

19

19

14

18

11

3

0

Opticians, Philosophical Instrument Makers & Chemical Dealers

10

9

12

14

19

29

43

60

39

10

14

Printers

61

85

63

76

99

125

140

137

115

110

92

Saddlers & Harness Makers

20

18

19

29

32

34

31

31

24

14

10

Sculptors

4

14

17

26

34

39

38

26

27

32

23

Straw & Leghorn Hat Makers

30

25

19

19

14

10

9

8

4

0

0

Van & Lorry Builders

0

0

0

0

0

26

19

16

10

6

4

 

 

 

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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?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  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

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks