Photographic Exhibitions


The Photographic Society of Scotland was established in 1856 and held its first annual Photographic Exhibition in December that year. 

 It found that it was faced with a rival attraction in the form of the Art Manufactures Exhibition.  The Press carried adverts for this exhibition, describing it as:

“The Art

 in the New National Galleries

After dusk, the Galleries will be brilliantly lighted by gas

  tapestries, wood carvings, moldings, &c.”   

Admission 1/-:   children 6d.

In subsequent years, some of Edinburgh's professional photographers became dissatisfied with the Photographic Society of Scotland's exhibitions, and decided, instead, to exhibit their work at "The Art".



The National Galleries


1840s      Earthen Mound      2 Galleries      4 Galleries     Future      Artists


Thumbnails     Future     Exhibitions


1850s    1876    1890    1995

Art Manufactures 1856   1857   1861


The Mound     6 small maps      1830      1840     1850     1860     1870     2001