Links to Other Pages

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

Other Bibliography Pages

 

Bibliography 5

Photographs
in
Collections

Edinburgh is fortunate in having many photographic collections. Those referred to below have been particularly helpful to me in compiling this www.edinphoto.org.uk web site.

There are, no doubt, many more collections, including personal collections held by Yerbury and others .    I would be interested to  hear of any others.

The information (photographers' names, addresses, medals won, etc.) given on the backs of several thousand cartes de visite and cabinet prints has been very valuable as a means of validating and adding to the records of Edinburgh's professional photographers derived from the Trade Directories.

 

The Corstorphine Trust

The Corstorphine Trust, at The Dower House, Corstorphine, has a collection of photos of the Corstorphine district, in the West of Edinburgh.  Many of these photos were taken by the local photogrpaher, Sidney C Salmon

 

Evening News

The Evening News regularly features historic photographs of Edinburgh.  Many photographs from the Evening News Collection are displayed on its web site. 

 

Edinburgh Public Library

The Edinburgh Room in Edinburgh Central Library, George IV Bridge has a large collection of books, maps, paintings and photographs that can be consulted.

The books include a comprehensive range of Edinburgh Trade Directories, useful for  researching old photographic businesses, together with old account books, membership books and minute books for Edinburgh Photographic Society dating back to the 1860s.

The paintings include:

- 19th century watercolours by James Skene.

The photographs include:

-  photographs by JG Tunny, 1854-55

-  photographs by David Doull, 1866-1867

-  photographs by Thomas Keith

-  photographs by JCH Balmain

-  photographs by Thomas Begbie,  1857-58

-  books by Charles S Minto, former librarian.  He compiled books of old photos from the Library's Collection.

Early photography in the collection includes:

-  calotypes from the Hill & Adamson partnership, 1843-47

-  the Edinburgh Calotype Album from the late 1840s

-  a photograph album of Early Views of Edinburgh

-  photos of the Canal Basin including Ports Hopeton and Hamilton before their removal.

-  photos of the Edinburgh (Leith) Improvement Scheme 1924.

Several of the photographs from the early albums, and some of the early photographs of Edinburgh have been copied to enable the material to be consulted more easily.

Catalogues

Two catalogues have been published listing the prints and drawings in the Edinburgh Room Collection at Edinburgh Central Library;

The Edinburgh Scene  Edinburgh Public Libraries Committee, 
with notes by William Cowan, Chairman of the Libraries Committee 
Publ 1951

Prints and Drawings of Edinburgh  R Buchart  Publ 1955

 

The Museum of Edinburgh

The Museum of Edinburgh, formerly Huntly House, in the High Street, Edinburgh, has a collection including many early views of Edinburgh and Newhaven.

 

RCAHMS

The Royal Commission for Ancient and Historic Monuments in Scotland has a good collection of photographs of buildings in Edinburgh and elsewhere in Scotland.  This collection includes some early work by Begbie.  

The Royal Commission Library also has a collection of aerial photographs.

 

Royal Museum of Scotland

The Royal Scottish Museum has some early photographs by Talbot, Hill & Adamson and others.

This Museum also houses the Scottish Life Archive, a collection of photos of different aspects of Scottish life, taken over many decades by lesser-known photographers.

 

The Scottish National Photographic Collection

The Scottish National Photographic Collection was established in 1984 and is housed at the National Portrait Gallery, Queen Street.  There is currently [Oct 2001] an exhibition of work from this collection on display at the Gallery.  [See Catalogue]

The collection was established in 1984, the Gallery's 5,000 Hill & Adamson negatives and calotype prints passing into this collection. Subsequent donations have been received including:

-  Edinburgh Photographic Society
-  The Peter Fletcher Riddell Collection
-  John Muir Wood's photography

and the work of many others.

Consideration is being given to establishing a permanent home to display work from this collection.  Rock House, home of Hill & Adamson, came onto the market recently and was considered, but was found to be too small.  Another possibility, currently under consideration is to use the former Royal High School, a building close to Rock House, beneath the Calton Hill, which was one of the options considered for for housing the Scottish Parliament.

An appointment is necessary to view material in this collection.  However, many items from this collection are currently [at December 2001] on display in the exhibition: The Fine Art of Photography at the National Portrait Gallery

Outside Edinburgh, there are many other collections including:

Aberdeen University

The George Washington Wilson archive.  Several booklets of photographs of scenes around Edinburgh have been produced from this archive.

 

Glasgow University

Glasgow University has a collection, including some calotypes by Hill & Adamson.

 

St Andrews University

St Andrews University has a collection of early photographs, including work by Edinburgh and St Andrews' photographers, together with the archive of photographs from the post card publisher, James Valentine of Dundee.

 

Royal Photographic Society

This collection includes early work by several of the prominent photographers who exhibited their work in the Photographic Society of Scotland exhibitions in Edinburgh in the 1850s, together with photos by Moffat and other Edinburgh photographers.

There are plans for this collection to be housed as part of the Science Museum's photographic collection at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford.

 

 

Bibliography

 Books    Directories    Newspapers    Societies    Other Sources    Collections

 

 

__________________

 

Links to Other Pages

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