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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

BOOKS

Collecting Old Photographs

listed in alphabetical order

-  Beautiful Ambrotypes
Paul Cox [introduction]  - Publ: Travelling Light, 1989     ISBN  0-906333-25-3

-  Care and Identification of 19th Century Photographic Prints
James M Reilly
 (KODAK Publication, No G-2S, 1986)     ISBN 0-87985-365-4

This book is the best that I have seen for identifying photographic processes, both true photographic and photomechanical processes.  It includes a very well illustrated fold-out guide to help identify processes by examining the structure of the paper, the colour and  texture of the image and other characteristics.

The Fine Art Room of Edinburgh Central Library has a copy of this book.
Ref: TR 465 [C0014422360]

-  Dating Old Photographs    ISBN 1 86006 13 7
Robert Pols - The Federation of Family History Societies (Publications) Ltd., 1992 

-  Looking at Old Photographs - Their Dating and Interpretation
Robert Pols (Countryside Books, 1999)     ISBN 1 85306 586 2

-  Preserving your Family Photographs
Maureen A Taylor
 (Betterway Books, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 2001)     ISBN 1-55870-579-1

This book contains comprehensive advice on restoring, protecting and presenting old family photographs.  Approx 250 pages, including Appendices listing other books and web sites.

The Fine Art Room of Edinburgh Central Library has a copy of this book.
Ref: TR 465 [C0017677742]

  Understanding Old Photographs
 Robert Pols  -  Robert Boyd Publications, 1995    ISBN 1 899536 01 9

-  Victorian Photographers at Work
John Hannavy  -  Publ: Shire Publications, 1997    ISBN 0 7478 0358 7

-  Victorian Photography - A Collector's Guide
BEC Howarth-Looms  -  Publ: Ward Lock, 1974    ISBN 0 7063 1871 4

 

BOOKS

Collecting Old Postcards

Several books of old postcard views of Edinburgh and district have been produced.  I found the following to be particularly interesting:

-  A Dictionary of Picture Postcards in Britain    [DPP]

A W Coysh  (Publ: Antique Collectors' Club Ltd 1984)   [ISBN 0 - 907462 55 3]

This is a large well illustrated book.  It gives an interesting 1-page introduction covering "The Rise and Decline of the Picture Postcard", followed by a listing of a large number of British publishers, with their years of publishing, but with less biographical details for the major publishers than are provided in Anthony Byatt's book Picture Postcards and their Publishers.

The Fine Art Room of Edinburgh Central Library has a copy of this book.
Ref: NC 1872 [85 10278 01]

-  The Bass Rock from the East  [DE Beets]

This is the first of two book to be written pm the subject of Reginald P Phillimore's post-cards, to be written by DE Beets who has a large collection of Phillimore postcards, many posted between different members of the Phillimore family.
[116 pages, A4 size, with stapled with cover illustrating a view of the Bass Rock]

-  Picture Postcards and their Publishers   [PPP]

Anthony Byatt  (Golden Age Postcard Books;  Publ: Malvern, Worcestershire, UK 1978
ISBN
0 - 9506212 0 x

This book gives brief histories of several Edinburgh publishers, including Bauermeister, Durie Brown, W & AK Johnston, George Stewart and Wrench.  It also has useful reference material, including:

-  twelve pages of illustrated trademarks

-  a table listing the names of postcard series and their publishers

-  a table of publishers' initials

-  a series of artists' initials.

The Fine Art Room of Edinburgh Central Library has a copy of this book.
[Ref: NC 1872 78 22060 02]

-  The Work of Reginald P Phillimore in old picture postcards

Donald Lindgren - Publ: European Library, Zaltbommel, Netherlands, 1991
It Includes illustrations of 76 Phillimore postcards and other pictures.      [ISBN 90 288 5264 6 / CIP]

 

 

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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