Decline of PSS
Photographic Society of Scotland was very active and influential for its first
five years from 1856. For the next
five years, following the creation of Edinburgh Photographic Society in 1861,
the activities of PSS were scaled down. From
the late-1860s until it was finally wound up in 1873, PSS was almost dormant.
PSS was established it was anticipated that Membership might reach 20 or 30
within a year. In fact, at the end
of the first year, there were 119 Members.
continued to join steadily over the next few years.
Most remained Members for several years.
The total number of Members to join PSS throughout the whole period from
1856 to 1873 was only about 250. Some
of the members are listed below.