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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

  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 Acknowledgement Pages

 

Acknowledgements

Descendants and their Ancestors

Thank you to the following for telling me about their ancestors

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Andy Aitken
(Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland)

whose father's cousin was the Edinburgh photographer, George Morrison, son of George G Morrison

Elizabeth Allison, (Clermiston, Edinburgh)

daughter of John Bowden, Leith Camera Club President 1967-68

Douglas Annan
(Glasgow, Scotland)

descendant of Thomas Annan

Katie Elliott Armitage

relative of John Ross

Muriel Atkinson
(Canada),

great-granddaughter of David Syme Hay

George Thomas Ayton
Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

g.g.g.grandson of James Aiton (b.1749), grandfather of Edinburgh photographer Alex Ayton.

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Ed Bain

for sending details of his father, EPS Member since the 1930s, Langley P Bain, and of the EPS premises at 16 Royal Terrace.

Heather Bain

g/g/g/g/granddaughter of Jessie Aitken who was the subject of a carte de visite possibly taken by the Edinburgh/Hawick/Glasgow photographer John Aitken

Jean Bambrick

Jean believes that John C Bambrick was a brother of my late husband's father, William Bambrick.

Miriam Barry
(Norfolk)

 great-niece of William Barry

Lionel O Barthold
(USA),

grandson of Sidney Charles Salmon

Maria I Bauman

whose husband's grandfather was the professional photographer, Louis Saul Langfier

Janet Beale
(Sydney Australia)

3rd great grand-niece of Justine Henrietta Frederique Macrae, the wife of Horatio Ross.

Richard Beattie
(Harare, Zimbabwe)

great great grandson of the Dunfermline, Linlithgow and Edinburgh photographer, James Paton.

Elaine Beaumont
(Edinburgh)

great niece of Ronald Train.

Geraldine Benzmann

grand-daughter of the Edinburgh photographer, Claude Low

Douglas Blades

Thank you to Douglas Blades for allowing me to reproduce his photo showing the prefabs in Oxgangs avenue with high-rise flats in the background.

Thank you also to Peter Hoffmann for sending me a copy of this photo, which was passed to him by Douglas to  be added to Peter's 'Stair 6, Oxgangs' blog site.

Trina Bouvet
(Grenoble, Cedex, France)

grand-daughter of Edinburgh and Portobello photographer, Philip Ernest Low.

Debbie Bowdler
(New Zealand)

descendant of William Barry and WJC Barry.

Neil Bowdler
(New Zealand)

descendant of William Barry and WJC Barry.

Doreen D Brady
(Leonardo, New Jersey, USA)

granddaughter of Louis Saul Langfier.

Geraldine Heather Benzmann

great-granddaughter of  Claude Low

Glenda Broadbent

whose husband's grandfather was Douglas G. Glen - son of H Graham Glen.

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Cathy Chick
(Devon, England)

Great granddaughter of the Selkirk photographer and postcard publisher, AR Edwards, and granddaughter of his son, Robert Edwards.

Chris Capes
(Canada)

whose grandfather was the Edinburgh and Glasgow photographer in the 1890s and early 1900s, James Naysmith Paton

Mrs MH Catford
(Edinburgh)

daughter in law of Edwin Osmond Catford who took many interesting photographs of trams and buses in the streets of Edinburgh in the early 1900s.

J Michael Coltart

grand-son of the Edinburgh photographer, James Robert Coltart

Alison Coote
(Surrey, England)

grand-daughter of the Edinburgh photographer, William J Hay

John Counsell
(Devon)

whose gg grandfather was the brother of the early professional photographer John Counsell.

David Croal
(Gibson's Landing, British Columbia, Canada)

a relative of the Edinburgh professional photographer, John Templeton Croal

Ruth Croft

(Birmingham, West Midlands, England)

a descendant of one of the Edinburgh photographers named John Lessels.

Frances Corbin
(Herefordshire, England)

great-granddaughter of Elizabeth Duncan Wharton (Jun) who was a step-daughter of photographer, John Donaldson Edward

Frances Culham
(
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England)

whose g.g.grandfather was the Edinburgh photographer, Thomas Buist

Sheldon Cunningham
(
Plano, Texas, USA)

whose second great granduncle was the pioneer Edinburgh photographer, James Good Tunny

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Mike Delaney
(Edinburgh)

great-great-grandson of the Edinburgh street photographer, James Delaney

Faye Debenham
(Vancouver)

descendant of Edwin Debenham

Maggi Dignall

Whose husband's great grandfather was the brother of the Portobello photographer, William Kyles

Guy Diston
(New Zealand)

great-grandson of the Fife professional photographer and Edinburgh Photographic Society exhibitor, Adam Diston.

David Donaldson
(Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)

great-grandson of the Edinburgh Teacher of Music and Photographer Wilhelm Christian Laubach.

Geoff Dawson
Kent, England

Great great grandson of the Edinburgh photographer, James C H Balmain.

Sally Douglas
(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

John Douglas, photographer and portrait painter, was a brother of Sally's great grand-father Gabriel Douglas Watchmaker & Jeweller, b. 1822 Muirkirk, Ayrshire.

Drummond Young family
(Edinburgh)

Lord Drummond Young, great-grandson of William Drummond Young and grandson of Edward Drummond Young

Maggie Dunlop (Selkirk, Scottish Borders))

Maggie Dunlop, whose great-grandfather's nephew was the Edinburgh photographer, William Swanston.

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Pennie Elfick
Langport, Somerset, England

Daughter of John Moffat, and great grand-daughter of the Edinburgh professional photographer and President of Edinburgh Photographic Society, 1892-93, John Moffat

Marilyn Evan
Norwich, Norfolk, England

whose great uncle was the Edinburgh photographer, Alec Roberts, who produced many postcard portraits.

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Valerie Fanning
(North of Scotland)

a granddaughter of Archibald MacLucas, the "Grand Old Man" of Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society

Heather Fife

whose great great aunt married Alexander Gray Anderson

Norman Fisher
Saratoga, New South Wales, Australia

whose father was the Edinburgh professional photographer, Jack Fisher.

John Francis
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

grandson of the Edinburgh professional photographer, John Drummond,

John Francis would like to learn more about the studio or family of John Drummond.  If you have any information, can you please email me so that I can pass it on to him?  Thank you.

John Francis has already provided me with some family details and a photograph that I have included on this site.

Peter Francis
(Lingfield, Surrey, England)

great-great-grandson of Thomas Rodger,

and great-grandson of Thomas R Rodger

for some fascinating insights into the Rodger family history.

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Much of the information above is based on notes provided by John Francis of Calgary, Canada, grandson of John Drummond.

Sanna Gaffney
(Boone, North Carolina, USA))

whose mother Marjorie Fairbairn (b.1891) was granddaughter of John Kinninmound Fairbairn, a cousin of the Edinburgh professional photographer, Henry Fairbairn.

Valerie Gardner
(Enfield, Middlesex, England)

g-g-g-g-grand-daughter of Alexander McGlashan, and g-g-g-grand-daughter of his son John.

Andy Gibson

g.g.g.grandson of the Glasgow photographer, John Douglas  Portrait Painter + Photographer, b. 1813 Dollar, Clackmannon

Roni Gillingham

Related (but not sure exactly how) to the early photographer, James Drummond.

Douglas Glass
(Craigleith, Edinburgh)

Douglas Glass is currently (2005) Treasurer of the Old Edinburgh Club.

His great-grandfather was Richard Stuart Brown.

The brother of his grandfather was Robert (Bobbie) Brown.

William Marshall Glen

great-grandson of Henry Graham Glen

Alex Gorrie
(Linlithgow)

grandson of George R Mackay

Alex Goy
(Linlithgow,
West Lothian, Scotland)

descendant of the Ardrossan photographer,  Walter Scott, born about 1866.

Jenny Goy
(Peaslake Surrey, England)

descendant of Walter Scott, Ardrossan photographer, born about 1866.

John Graham
(Loughborough, England)

member of the Laubach family.

Liz Graves
(
New Hampshire, USA)

great-granddaughter of the 1880s/1890s Edinburgh Photographic Society lecturer, Frederick Dundas Todd.

Melody Gray
(New Zealand)

grand-daughter of the Edinburgh professional photographer, Claude Low, who had a studio at 72 Princes Street in 1906.

Jan de Groot
(Amsterdam)

for a photograph of her g-g-g-grandmother taken by Rodger

H

John J Hadden
(Edinburgh)

great-great-grandson of the Edinburgh professional  photographer, Charles Wallace,   and great-grandson of the Dalkeith photographer, Thomas Wallace.

Colleen Harnett
(Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada)

great-great-great-granddaughter of the painter Hugh Paton who had a gallery in Princes Street and published books of engravings.

Graeme Harvey

great-great-great-grandson of the photographer Adolphus Ross Calder who was son in law of the Edinburgh photographer John Lessels

Marjory Hatch
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

great -granddaughter of the Edinburgh photographer, John Donaldson Edward

Margaret Hay
(Scottish Borders)

great -granddaughter of the Edinburgh amateur photographer, James Hay

Graham Hay
(Far East,
 then New Zealand)

great-grandson of WJ Hay

Jaime Hayes
Switzerland

whose 2 x great grandmother was May Susan Rose, sister of Jane Fordyce Rose who married E W Dallas.

Zak Henderson
(Ontario)

descendant of James Henderson, PSS Exhibitor in the 1850s

Bryan Higgins

whose g.g.g.grandmother was the sister of the Edinburgh photographer John Lessels

Mac Horsburgh
(Canada)

g.g.grandson of  the Edinburgh professional photographer, John Horsburgh b.1835.

Nicola Horsburgh
(Derby, Derbyshire, England)

g.g.granddaughter of  the Edinburgh professional photographer, John Horsburgh b.1835.

Frank Howie
(Morningside, Edinburgh)

grandson of  photographer, Howie, of Newmills / Torryburn, Fife,

Robyn Lloyd Hughes
 

whose great grandfather' was the photographic artist, James Hodges, who had a studio at Lothian Road, Edinburgh in 1860

Sue Hughes
(South Yarra, Victoria, Australia)

whose great grandfather's cousin was Andrew Young who was employed by John Patrick in 1868.

John Humphrey
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Great- grandson of the Kilmarnock photographer, John Humphrey, whose wife's sister married the photographer Alexander Sutherland Mackay, possibly the brother of the  Edinburgh photographer, James Millar Mackay

Alister Huth
(Box Hill, Victoria, Australia)

Ggg-grandson of Alexander Seton McGlashon, and G-grandson of Margaret Seton McGlashon, the  7th of 8 children in the family of the Edinburgh photographer Alexander McGlashon.

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Veronika Ihlenfeldt
(Victoria, Australia)

- for information on John Center and the Senter family, including details of one of John Center's photograph albums.

- Veronika Ihlenfeldt's great great grandmother was Christina Senter, sister of the photographer and bagpipe maker John Center.

Evelyn Inglis

great great great granddaughter of James Gall, the elder in "the Pastor's visit" by Adamson and Hill, and great grand niece of D.O Hill

J

James Jackson
(Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada)

great-great-grandson of Alexander Jackson who joined the Photographic Society of Scotland in 1857.

Alex James
(South of England)

grandson of the Edinburgh professional photographer, Thomas Poulton Lugton.

John Jameson
(Cheltenham)

gt.gt.grandson of the Edinburgh professional photographer, John Jameson.

Ken Johnston
(Australia)

gt.gt.grandson of the Edinburgh professional photographer, Charles Wallace.

K

Karen
(Kentucky)

for sending me an attractive cabinet print of her grandfather as a young child in Scottish dress.

Karen Kerr-Trudeau
(Canada)

whose great-uncle was the father in law of George Henderson Laing.  George Henderson Laing was son of the Edinburgh photographer, (same name) who worked for the Edinburgh photographer, Ovinius Davis.

Kathleen
(Arbroath, Scotland)

2nd cousin, 4 times removed, of the early photographer and  Photographic Society of Scotland Exhibitor, Alexander Crowe.

Malcolm Kindness

grandson of the Edinburgh professional photographer, John Fraser Lessels

Judy King (née Paton)

great-granddaughter  of the Edinburgh  photographer, Hugh Paton

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Blanche Laing
(Edinburgh),

daughter of George Henderson Laing,  who worked for many years for George Haliburton Balmain in Edinburgh and North Berwick.

Stuart Laing

(Central Bedfordshire, England)

a distant relative of Claude Low

William Laing
(Perth, Scotland)

son of photographer, George Henderson Laing, who was apprenticed under Ovinius Davis then Drummond Shiels then established his own business as a photographer in Broxburn, West Lothian in the 1920s.

Pat Lawback

whose husband is Victor, musician and musical teacher.  Victor's grandfather was Heinrich Victor Lohr Laubach, inventor & musical instrument maker & repairer.
His great grandfather was  Wilhelm Christian Laubach, teacher of music and photographer.   Thanks for info on several members of the Laubach family.

Maureen Lawn
(Ayrshire, Scotland)

a member of the family of the Edinburgh professional photographer, John Templeton Croal.

Dean Lennie
(London)

grandson of William Lennie and my great-grand of Jim Lennie who came from Edinburgh/Dundee.  Was this the same family as had the Lennie optician business in Princes Street?

Ann Lewis
(Manchester)

great grand-daughter of the early professional photographer, William Walker.

Nina Lowden
(Australia

great grand-daughter of the early professional photographer, Robert Turnbull, and g.g.g.grand-daughter of the professional photographer Charles Turnbull.

Mac / Mc

Ian McC

g.g.g.g.g.nephew of the early PSS Member, photographer and architect, David Bryce.

Ian Macdonnell
(Melbourne, Australia)

g.g.grandson of the Bombay Daguerreotypist,
W H Stanley Crawford (1820-1883).

Donna McGlashon
(Melbourne, Australia)

ggggg granddaughter of James McGlashon who was father of the photographer, Alexander McGlashon

Stewart McKendrick (Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland)

grandson of A McKendrick who gave a Wednesday evening lecture to Edinburgh Photographic Society on X-Rays in 1915.

John McKechnie

whose great grand uncle was the Edinburgh photographer, James Gibb.

Catherine MacLucas
(Caithness, Scotland)

a granddaughter of Archibald MacLucas, the "Grand Old Man" of Edinburgh Photographic Society

Penny MacLucas

granddaughter of Archibald MacLucas, the "Grand Old Man" of Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society

Donald A McLean
(Norfolk)

husband of granddaughter of John Duncan Smith

M

Barbara M
(Blackburn, Victoria, Australia)

whose maternal grandmother was great niece of the Edinburgh photographer, William Barry.

David Man
(Columbia University, New York, USA)

great grandson of Alphonse Louis Reis (1860 -1940) who, like his brother Charles Lionel Reis produced postcards of Edinburgh.

Helena Marker

daughter of CL Patrick, a descendant of the Patrick family of photographers.

Tony Martin-Jones

(Canberra, ACT, Australia)

a distant relation of E R Yerbury b.1843, for details of the Yerbury family tree, including Eleanor D Yerbury.

Marjory Mechie

descendant of the Knott family that included James Brown Knott.

Alistair Meek

Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England

whose great great grandfather, David Ballingall, married the daughter of the shoemaker James Diston. James was the brother of the Fife photographer, Adam Diston.

Sharon Melville
(Australia)

The engraver, Francis Croll, is Sharon's 3rd great granduncle on her mothers side.

Helen W Mercer

William Mercer was a first cousin, 3 x removed to Helen's husband Ian Mercer.

Tammy Mitchell

A descendant of the Mitchell family that included the Edinburgh photographer, Grierson Mitchell.

John Moffat
(Derby, Derbyshire England)

son of Edward Moffat, the last of the Moffat family of photographers with a studio in Princes Street until the early 1960s.

Nancy Jean Moisan
(Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

Nancy Jean Moisan (formerly Nancy Jean Kyles)  is great-granddaughter of  the Portobello  professional professional photographer, William Kyles

Mrs H Moncur
(Edinburgh),

daughter of EPS Member Douglas J Fraser

Richard Morris

The Edinburgh photographer Thomas Begbie was the brother of the (great?) grandfather of Richard's son-in-law.

Linda Muller
(Sweden)

whose grandfather was John Drummond Young, the brother of  Edward Drummond Young.

Bill Murcutt

descendant of one of the three brothers of Alex Crow(e), one of the exhibitors in PSS Exhibition, December 1861 in Edinburgh

Andrew Murray

whose g-g-grandfather was William Munro, father of the photographers David Munro and John Robert Murray.

Rona Murray

daughter of the EPS lecturer in 1965, Malcolm Murray.

Stephen Wallace Murray
(Frankfurt, Germany)

Great-great-grandson of the Edinburgh photographer Charles Wallace, and great-grandson of the Dalkeith professional photographer Thomas Wallace.

N

Clare Nancekivell
(née Matravers)
(
New Zealand)

whose great grandfather was the Edinburgh  photographer, Sydney C Salmon

Kaye Nicholls
(
New Zealand)

whose great great grandfather was the Edinburgh painter and photographer, William Barry.

Kathryne  Newberry
(Traverse City, Missouri, USA
)

whose great great great grandfather was the Edinburgh photographer, Thomas Glen

Sherrilynn
Nicol-Taylor
(Salina, Utah, USA
)

whose great great grandfather was the Edinburgh photographer and subsequently photographic editor in the USA, Dr John Nicol

Jean Nowlan
(née Horsburgh)
Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada

granddaughter of the Edinburgh photographer, John Horsburgh.

O

Lesley O'Neil
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

a descendant of the E M M Thomson.  Was this the same lady as won Honourable Mention in the Edinburgh Photographic Society Exhibition in 1917?

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Chris(tina) Paton

grand-daughter of the Greenock photographer John Naysmith Paton, and great-grand daughter of the Greenock photographer, James Paton.

CL Patrick
(Edinburgh)

a descendant of the Patrick family of photographers.

Dave Pattison
(Edinburgh)

grandson of the Manageress of Jerome's Studio, Edinburgh and other branches.

Peppy Peters
(France)

daughter of the Theatre photographer, Houston Rogers (d.1970), who gave a lecture to Edinburgh Photographic Society in 1958.

Doreen Powell
(Kirkcaldy, Scotland)
(previously Leeds, England)

a descendant - possibly great granddaughter - of W Mercer.

Mary Powell
(Dorset, England)

whose uncle was Edward Drummond Young and grandfather was William Drummond Young.

Penny Powell
(Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)

granddaughter of Wilfred Allan Laubach, one of the Laubach family of musicians and photographers.

Vanessa Pringle
(Perth, Western Australia)

g.g.granddaughter of the early Edinburgh photographer, Thomas Pringle

R

Bruce Ralston
(New Zealand)

whose great-grandmother married James Mazzini Tunny, one of the sons of James Good Tunny

Alison Ramos

great-granddaughter of Horatio Senftenberg Ross, the eldest son of the early Scottish photographer Horatio Ross

Nick Reeves

great-great-grandson of the Edinburgh photographer, John Lamb

Jim Reid

great-grandson of the first Wishaw photographer named Charles Reid

Debra Richards
(Bedford, Ohio, USA)

granddaughter of John Steel and Jane Wardrope, and possibly related to the Edinburgh professional photographer,  Adam Wardrope Steele.

Aileen Oman Riddet
(Warwickshire England)

great-great granddaughter of George and Mary Ann Oman, and great grand-daughter of George's daughter Mary Ann.

Robin Riley
(Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England)

granddaughter of Bella Youngclause, niece of John Nicholson who was father in law of the Edinburgh professional photographer, William Fairbairn.

Lesley A Robertson
(Netherlands)

great-granddaughter of [which?] Low 

Helen Robertson

daughter of James Mason who bought the Aberdour and Edinburgh studios from Charles Low

Frank Rushbrook
(Edinburgh)

son of the Edinburgh photographer, A H Rushbrook

Ian Rushbrook
(Edinburgh)

grandson of the Edinburgh photographer, A H Rushbrook

S

Ron Saunders
(Penn, Buckinghamshire, England)

grandson of John Bremner (1887-1945), photographer who worked for J Campbell Harper, Leith Walk, Leith, for most of his working life.

Thomas E (Ted) Scott
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Great grandson of Thomas Scott, of the Edinburgh photographic partnership M&T Scott

Lynda Sheppard

great grand-daughter of the architect and Photographic Society of Scotland Member, David Rhind

Maureen Sheppart
(née McNally)

Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

daughter of William McNally, photographer at Jerome's studio, Edinburgh, in the 1950s and 1960s.

Barbara Simpson

daughter of Norward Inglis

David Simpson

son- in- law of Norward Inglis

Adrian Siswick
(Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England)

great-grandson of the Hawick, then Bradford, photographer T A Evans.

Kevin Smith
(London)

whose great grandfather was George Croal, elder brother of the Edinburgh professional photographer, John Templeton Croal

Ian J Durward Smith
(Chicago, Illinois, USA)

grandson of the Edinburgh photographer, Robert James Durward.

Sharon Lorraine Smith
Christchurch,
New Zealand

-  great great granddaughter of Peter Claude Low.
-  great niece of Claude Low

   (One of the above was an Edinburgh photographer)

-  neice of Edward Peter Low
   (another Edinburgh photographer)

I Spence
(Edinburgh)

descendant, relationship not known, of Alexander Asher

David Spence

great-great-grandson of John I Spence, who together with his brother Charles Spence 'emigrated' from Unst, Shetland to Edinburgh, and became photographers around 1860.

John Spence, photographer, had a studio at Musselburgh from 1880 until at least 1914.

Liz Stephens

New Zealand, who was married to Michael Counsell Stephens, great great grandson of the early Edinburgh and Brighton photographer John Counsell.

Jack Stooks

7 times great grandson of the Photographic Society of Scotland member and early photographer, sportsman and politician, Horatio Ross

Robert W Storm
lower New England, USA

great-great-grandson of Robert Macpherson

Ian & Carole Stuart
(Ontario)

Ian is probably the great grandson of John Stuart professional photographer in Keith, Banffshire from the 1870s, possibly the same photographer as J Stuart who joined the Photographic Society of Scotland in 1860.

Martin Sweet
(Edinburgh)

A descendant of Charles Sweet, one of the judges in the Edinburgh Photographic Society's Open Exhibition in November 1902.

T

P Thompson
(Musselburgh,
East Lothian, Scotland)

great grandson of Charles Moffat

Rod Dundas Todd

grandson of the Edinburgh photographer, Frederick Dundas Todd

Ray Townsend

grandson of Adolph Langfier

Mike Tracy
(Illinois, USA),

whose great uncle was the professional photographer in Fife and Edinburgh, Thomas Buist

Elizabeth Trubuhovich
(Auckland,
New Zealand)

Also husband Ron, sister Alison and niece Christine.  Elizabeth Trubuhovich's great-grandfather was he Edinburgh and Londonderry photographer Alexander Ayton

Bill Turner
(Portobello History Society, Edinburgh)

grandson of Ebenezer Turner and nephew of the Edinburgh amateur photographer in the 1890s, Arthur J Turner.

Catherine M Tyrie
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

whose g.g.grandfather was Thomas White Morison, brother of John Clunie Morison who was the father of the Edinburgh professional photographer, Richard Stuart Brown.

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Margaret Urquhart
(Edinburgh)

whose great-grandfather was the Edinburgh photographer, John Horsburgh b.1835.

Margaret has provided me with research into the Horsburgh family carried out by her sister who died in September 2005.

V

Anne Valyo
(originally from Edinburgh)

a direct descendant of John McKean.  She left a message in the EdinPhoto guest book on March 22, 2008, looking for other descendants

Beryl Roques Vosburgh
(Islington, London)

whose great uncle was Walter Raleigh Britton 

Beryl Roques was a Member of the RPS Historical Group and ran a shop selling old photos in Islington for many years.

Ross Valentine
(Southampton, Hampshire, England)

great great grandson of James Valentine, being Arnot Stirling's grandson and GD Valentine's great grandson.

W

Karin Waddell

a relative of the Aberdeen and Edinburgh photographer and painter, John Lamb.

Malcolm H Walker- Kinnear (Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland)

descendant of the Knott family.  James Brown  Knott. was an Edinburgh professional  photographer,

Valerie Walton
(Boreham Wood, London, England)

great grand-daughter of the early Edinburgh professional photographer, Wilhelm Laubach.

Julie Warne

great grand-daughter of the early professional photographer, William Walker.

Jean Watts

descendant of the family of the Edinburgh photographers, Michael Muir Scott and Thomas Scott.

Randolph Webster
(Newport on Tay, Fife, Scotland)

whose paternal grandfather was the Edinburgh professional photographer, RS Webster.

Myer Wexelstein
(Edinburgh)

probably the son of  James Wexelstein

Alastair White
(Forfar, Scotland)

descendant of the family whose firm published post cards by RA Rayner, Edinburgh.

Chris Williams
(Norfolk, England)

great grandson of the early Edinburgh photographer, James Good Tunny.

Allan Wilson

whose great grandfather's brother was the early Edinburgh photographer Thomas Vernon Begbie

Richard H Wilson

Great-grandson of J B Cartlidge

Karen Wood
(Busselton, Western Australia, Australia)

great-granddaughter of the early Edinburgh photographer, Robert Turnbull

Y, Z

Peter Yerbury
(Edinburgh)

great-grandson of Edward Reuben Yerbury and son of David Stenlake Yerbury

Trevor Yerbury
(Edinburgh)

great-grandson of Edward Reuben Yerbury and son of David Stenlake Yerbury

 Russell Young
(Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland)

for details and photograph of his great-grandfather, the Edinburgh a Hawick photographer, George Oman

 

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to the visitors to EdinPhoto by  CONTINENT

 

Thanks to the visitors to EdinPhoto by  DATE OF FIRST VISIT

 

Thanks for emails + GuestBook entries:   EDINBURGH,     BRITAIN,     WORLD

 

Thanks to those who helped me with my RESEARCH

 

Thanks to those who have allowed me to add their PICTURES + DOCUMENTS

 

Thanks for details provided by DESCENDANTS of early photographers

 

Thanks to those who have given me access to their COLLECTIONS

 

 

 

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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