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Thomas Brumby Johnston


Photographic Societies

Thomas Brumby Johnston was a Founding Member of The Photographic Society of Scotland (PSS) in 1856.

-  He became a PSS Council Member 1856-68.

-  He became PSS Secretary 1862-65

-  He became PSS Hon Auditor 1865-68.

-  He was a Member of Edinburgh Photographic Society 1861-65, [and later?]

Photographic Exhibitions

Thomas Brumby Johnston entered his photographs in several PSS Exhibitions:


-   Five collodion portraits, including
'Mrs Hogg, widow of the Ettrick Shepherd'.

-   A revolving stereoscope with eight collodion pictures.


-   Two waxed paper landscapes of Scotland:
'On the Banks of Allan Water'
'Old Bridge, Stirling - Twilight'


-   Five views - scenes in Fife.  These were described in the PSS Catalogue as 3 collodion, 2 waxed paper and 1 tannin.

The exhibitions listed in above are the 1st, 3rd and 9th PSS Exhibitions.  These are the only PSS Exhibitions for which catalogues appear to have survived.

I expect that scrutiny of the press reports of the 1850s and 1860s would reveal that TB Johnston also exhibited his work at PSS Exhibitions in other years.


PSS Membership - Scottish Records Office - PSS Minutes in manuscript books

EPS Membership - Edinburgh Photographic Society - Cash Book

PSS Exhibitions  Photographs Exhibited in Britain 1839-1865 (Roger Taylor)

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