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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

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EPS  Open Exhibition

1953

 

Catalogue cover  -  EPS Open Exhibition, 1953
  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh Photographic Society

YMCA

The exhibition was held in the YMCA Exhibition Hall at 4 Queen Street, Edinburgh.  It was on display during the Edinburgh Festival, 1opening in August 1953.

 

Alexander Dunbar's Opening Address

In his opening address, published in the 1953 Exhibition Catalogue, Alexander Dunbar , EPS President, said:

"The practising photographer is photographically tough and often cynical, wary of accepting the new, scornful of the old.

The lay-viewer is, to put it mildly, somewhat capricious; while the person about to be inspired is a very Proteus - one moment a callow youth still fumbling with a box camera the next a seasoned but jaded worker, convinced that he has run the gamut of photographic experience and that the game is not worth the candle."

 

Advertisements

It is interesting to see how many companies and products have changed since 1953.  These are the companies that placed adverts in the Catalogue for the EPS Open Exhibition, 1953:

Agiflex:  Telephoto lenses.

Alexanders:  South Clerk Street, artists' colourmen and photographers.

W R Annan Ltd:  colour printers and carton manufacturers.

A Barrie:  Frederick St. watchmakers and jewellers:  agents for Omega.

Cleghorn:  Princes Street:  golf jackets.

Commercial Bank of Scotland:  14 George Street.

Drummond & Son:  Haymarket, photographic dealers

James Dunbar:  fine table waters

Ferrania:  Roll films: 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 ins 2/3d.  2 1/2 x 4 1/4 ins. 3/4d.

Gevart:  Roll film:  Gevachrome, Gevapan 33, 30, 27 microgran.

Gnome:  Sixty Six de luxe enlarger:  13 17/8d

Grants Bookshop:  George Street: The 'Edinburgh' bookshop.

Griffin & Tatlock Ltd:  Johnston Terrace, pure chemicals for photography

Hislop & Day:  commercial, technical and industrial photography.

Ilford Ltd:  Multigrade paper.

Francis C Inglis & Son:  Photostat reproduction service.

Jenners:  Princes Street department store:

Johnson:  Meritol-Metol rapid super fine grain developer

Kodak:  Bromesko paper

May & Baker:  chemicals: Promicrol, Cobrol, Amfix, Genochrome

Modern Camera Magazine:  incorporating 'Miniature Camera Magazine'.

Photography:  The journal photographers value 2/0d monthly, 25/0d pa.

The Plaza Ballroom:  Morningside Road, open every evening.

Reid & SIgrist:  R&S 35mm enlarger 32 0/0d,  35mm camera 109 10/0d.

Scottish Provident Institution:  life assurance.

-  G A Somerville:  Broughton Street:  radios and televisions.

Standard Life:  life assurance.

J B Watson Ltd:  Kodak cameras, Zeiss cameras, Ensign cameras.

G E Williamson (photographics) Ltd:  Glasgow, Miniature specialists.

 

Entries from Edinburgh

The following entries from Edinburgh were accepted in the 1953 exhibition.  Most or all of these entrants were EPS Members:

Photographer

Title

Miss G L Alison ARPS

Miss Joan Dickson, Violoncellist

W Forbes Boyd ARPS

Caught in a Noose of Light

G D Cruickshank

Float Line

Long Shadows

Alexander Dunbar ARPS

White Cliffs and Silent Sea

Rounding the Lighthouse

G Paterson

Mother's Day

L H Roberts

Against a Winter Sky
Storm Bent
Autumn Planes

James Scott

Consultation

 

 

EPS Exhibitions

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Catalogues:  from 1987             Posters:  from 2001

Countries:    A-G    H-Q    R-Z     All     by year

Medals and Ribbons awarded:   1994- 2004

Judges/Selectors:    1861-1910     1911-40      1941-60      1961-80     1981-

EPS Members' Exhibitions

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Judges/Selectors:    1861-1910     1911-1960     1961-     Trophies

Exhibition Rules      1891

 

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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