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PSS Exhibitors

GW Wilson
[Aberdeen]

1st PSS Exhibition - December 1856

  • George Washington Wilson exhibited landscapes.

2nd PSS Exhibition - December 1857

  • George Washington Wilson exhibited landscapes.

3rd PSS Exhibition - December 1858

  • George Washington Wilson exhibited photographs.

  • One of the critics of Lyndon Smith's work was George Washington Wilson of Aberdeen.  He called for PSS to give clearer guidance for future exhibitions:

4th PSS Exhibition - December 1859

  • GW Wilson's entered six frames of photographs.  All were views.  One of the frames was described as instantaneous views.  Another consisted of six studies of evening effects on the Loch of Park, Aberdeen.

He sold many photographs at this exhibition.  The prices were very modest.  He sold 40 small views at 10d each, but had to work hard for his £1 13s 4d.    

He wrote:

“Owing to an accidental contamination of the printing chemicals, I find the views printed for you so bad in colour that I could not let them out of my hands.”  [Letter from GW Wilson to PSS:  10 March 1860]

Then he wrote:

“I am exceedingly annoyed to find that the views which I had ready for you yesterday have been pilfered off my counter, and having only a dozen left (of those you want) I am unable to send you the whole.”
[Letter from GW Wilson to PSS:  15 March 1860]

"There are two or three copies not quite so good as I should have wished but our hurry just now has prevented the getting that personal attention which these things require" 

 

George Washington Wilson
Obituary

The sudden death of George Washington Wilson was announced in Photography on 16 Mar 1883.  The journal referred to him as

"... one of the veterans of photography in Scotland, and a photographer whose name is known all over the world."

The journal reported that GW Wilson had been:

-  was born in Alvah, Banffshire.

-  was appointed a joiner in his native parish.

-  did a good deal of portrait painting.

-  studied at the Academy schools in Edinburgh.

-  studied at the Royal Academy School in London.

-  received lessons from the miniature portrait painter, Mr Corbould.

-  returned to Aberdeen, intending to take up portrait painting.

-  constructed several remarkably good lenses, with which he carried out a series of very interesting experiments.

-  entered in to partnership as a miniature portrait painter with Mr Hay

-  experimented with stereoscopic photography.

-  was the first person to photograph the Queen and Prince Consort at Old Balmoral, and returned frequently to take more photographs.

-  was commissioned by Emperor Frederick to paint a series of sketches of  Deeside scenery.

-  commenced business as a photographer at 25 Crown Street, Aberdeen

-  travelled to Braemar, the Trossachs, the Falls of Clyde and many of the wilder parts of Scotland.

-  became a director of the Opera House Company and Aberdeen Music Hall and of the Aberdeen Market Company.

-  ceased, in recent years, to take a leading role in his photographic business, but returned to painting, producing oil portraits of several of his old friends.

GW Wilson saw the expansion of his business, and converted his business into a limited company, the negotiations being concluded on the date of his death.

He was survived by his widow, four daughters and five sons, three of whom worked for his business.

[Photography:  16 Mar 1893]

 

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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