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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

   

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What's New?

December 11-20, 2013

Tweets concerning EdinPhoto Updates

If you have a Twitter account and would like to receive tweets from time to time about updates that I make to the EdinPhoto web site please follow me.  Here is a link to my Twitter Account:  @PeterEdinPhoto

 

24 St Stephen Street, Stockbridge  -  The Property Shop + The 'Proper Tea' Shop

Dec 19, 2013

St Stephen Street Shops  No. 24, interesting names

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Dec 19, 2013

Edinburgh Shops, interesting names  Reply 1  'Firth of Froth'  page updated

 

Roadworks  -  Laying the tramway track in Glasgow Road

Dec 19, 2013

Where are the Road Works?  Reply 6, Ravelston Dykes Road      page updated

1826 map, showing the realignment of Ravelston Dykes Road             Google Street View looking along Ravelston Dykes Road to the west from near the east end of the road.  

Dec 19, 2013

Ravelston Dykes Road      1826 Map    Google Street View           page updated

 

Dec 19, 2013

St Cuthbert's Milk  Deliveries  Recollections 18                                  page updated

Dec 19, 2013

St Bernard's Primary School  Recollections 3,  early-1900s           page updated

 

Photo taken in Jerome Studio, Leith Street, Edinburgh  -  Ellen Davie on a tricycle, around 1939-40

Dec 18, 2013

Jerome's Studio Recollections 13, The pillar, Edinburgh c.1939-40   page updated

 

Dec 18, 2013

St Bernard's Primary School  Recollections 1 + 2                                  new page

 

Wally (Jimmy Hume) and John Tait with Ginger             John Tait beside Ginger             John Tait sitting on Ginger

John Tait and Kenny Stevenson withd Ginger              Ginger and John Tait outside the Blacksmith Shop at the Stables            Peter Gallagher with his horse, Skippy in Temple Park Crescent:

Ginger on the farm at Leven, Fife with John Tait              Ginger on the farm at Leven, Fife with John Tait

Dec 17, 2013

St Cuthbert's Milk  Deliveries  Recollections 17, John Tait          page updated

Dec 17, 2013

St Cuthbert's Milk Horse, 'Ginger'   larger photos                                   new page

 

Dec 17, 2013

Gorgie  Recollections 43,  Cox's Glue Works                                                      new page

 

Lothian Buses' Grotto Bus at Waverley Bridge on December15, 2013             Lothian Buses' Grotto Bus at Waverley Bridge on December15, 2013

Dec 16, 2013

Santa's Grotto Bus  Waverley Bridge, 2 photos, Dec 2013  

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Buttercup Dairy Co. - 5 lb pot and lid             Buttercup Dairy Co. - Markings on a 5 lb pot

Dec 16, 2013

Buttercup Dairy Co      (a) 5 lb pot and lid      (b) detail                       page updated

Dec 16, 2013

Buttercup Dairy Co  Recollections 1 + 2,  Pot and Farm                     page updated

 

Dec 16, 2013

Leith Houses  Recollections 7,  Anderson Place                                       page updated

Dec 16, 2013

Brown Brothers Engineers  Recollections 9,  Q: Ship's Wheel    page updated

Dec 16, 2013

Edinburgh Words          'Wigglie'                                                                 page updated

 

Painting by John Horsburgh (1835-1924), possibly of two of his cchildren, Victor and Agnes Mary

Dec 15, 2013

Painting by John Horsburgh  No 26. Is it 2 of his children?          page updated

Dec 15, 2013

Painting by John Horsburgh  Is it 2 of his children?  1024 size         new page

 

Donnie Graham's dad standing beside the pillar in Jerome's studio, 79 Leith Street, around 1935

Dec 15, 2013

Jerome's Studio Recollections 11+12, The pillar, Edinburgh c.1935  page updated

 

Dec 15, 2013

Edinburgh Airport  Recollections 17, The A9 and the Runway        page updated

Dec 15, 2013

St Hilda's School  Recollections 2, Columbia Lodge 1871                 page updated

Dec 15, 2013

Ross & Thomson Daguerreotype  1856, now found on eBay     page updated

 

EdinPhoto Guestbook

Result of Discussions

1. Three days ago, I mentioned that I felt the EdinPhoto guestbook had served the  site well for several years, but the time had come to stop posting  any further messages in the guestbook.

Instead, people should send messages to me (as most people already do).  Then, I'll add the messages to the appropriate page on the web site.

2.  I asked for your reaction to this suggestion.  Thank you for your replies.  The suggestion has now been agreed.

An expansion of this note (for anybody who wishes to read more) can be found at the bottom of this page.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 14, 2013

 

Horse and cart parked outside the Main Entrance to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, beneath the Coat of Arms  -  Photograph by FE Bailey  -  When might this photo have been taken?

Dec 14, 2013

Horse & Cart outside Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Dec 14, 2013

Fishing boat Gratitude  Q1, Answer 2, Where is she now?               page updated

Dec 14, 2013

Family of JCH Balmain,  Photographer  Message 3                   page updated

Dec 14, 2013

Canaan Lodge  Reply 16, 1946-80s, May McGuinness + Children     page updated

Dec 14, 2013

Greetings  sent to EdinPhoto Guestbook or to EdinPhoto web site              new page

Dec 14, 2013

EdinPhoto Guestbook  Revised Instructions + updated stats          page updated

 

Dec 13, 2013

EdinPhoto Guestbook  My suggestion and your replies 6+7+8     page updated

Dec 13, 2013

Edinburgh Expressions       " 'Spatch 'n' News"  message 3      page updated

 

Daguerreotype from the studio of Ross & Thomson, Edinburgh, 1856             The outside of a case for a Daguerreotype from the studio of Ross & Thomson, Edinburgh, 1856

Dec 12, 2013

Ross & Thomson Daguerreotype  1856

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Dec 12, 2013

Edinburgh Expressions         " 'Spatch 'n' News"  message 2      page updated

 

A group of kids at Drumdryn Street, near the King's Theatre, Tollcross  -  photo probably taken around 1919

Dec 11, 2013

Tollcross, Drumdryan Street kids  around 1919     

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Dec 11, 2013

Tollcross  Recollections 39, Drumdryan Street kids, around 1919       page updated

 

Dec 11, 2013

Edinburgh Airport  Recollections 16, The A9 and the Runway        page updated

 

EdinPhoto Guestbook

Suggestion

I feel that the EdinPhoto Guestbook has become more trouble than it is worth.  I suggest that I leave the messages that have already been posted in it, but close it to future postings.

Instead, I would leave everybody to send their messages direct to me by email - as most people already do - rather than post more messages in the Guestbook.

I'll then add their messages to the appropriate page on the EdinPhoto web site.  If there is not yet an appropriate page, I'll create one.  Perhaps I'll start by creating a page for Tam McLuskey and anyone else who sends a message saying 'Happy Christmas to al!' or similar message.

If you'd like to know more about my reason for making the suggestion above, please read my  Background paragraphs below .  I apologise for  the length of these comments!

Replies Please

Please email me to let me know if you would be comfortable with this  suggestion.  I look forward to reading your replies.

I realise that a small number of people would have to change how they sent messages, but I'd hope that they would accept this, and soon recognise advantages in this change.

UPDATE

Thank you for all your replies.  None of the people who replied has asked to be able to continue posting messages in the guestbook.  Please click on this link to read the replies that I received.

Conclusion

I'll add a note to the guestbook telling people that the guestbook will remain (for the time being, at least) so that anybody who wishes to can view old messages that have been posted in it. 

However, I'll ask for no further messages to be posted in the guestbook.  Please send any future messages that you might have considered  posting in the guestbook to me by email.

I'll then arrange for the messages to be added to the appropriate page on the EdinPhoto web site.  That way, I believe that more people who are looking for information will be likely to come across your message.

Occasionally, I receive more personal emails that I think would be more appropriately sent between individuals, rather than added to the EdinPhoto web site.  When that happens, I try to find the email address of the person wo whom the message has been written and pass that on to the sender.  I'll continue to do that.

Background

For several years the EdinPhoto web site has been linked to a guestbook hosted by Bravenet.  I've had some reservations about the EdinPhoto Guestbook for a while.

In particular:

1. Only a very small proportion of people use the Guestbook.

2. I don't know the email addresses of many of the people who have contributed to the Guestbook so I have no easy way of contacting them.

3. Where questions are asked in the Guestbook, I feel that there is not a high chance of them being seen by people who might be able to supply answers.

So, I often copy the questions into the appropriate section of the EdinPhoto web site, but it can take a lot time for me to work my way through postings, and any recent replies to earlier postings, then transfers the messages into the EdinPhoto web site.

My time could probably be more profitably spent in catching up on my backlog of emails and adding more new photos and other content to the EdinPhoto web site.

4. There are some features of the Guestbook design that I am not happy with, but feel frustrated about because I have no control over them,  e.g.

- not being able to break down replies into paragraphs, to make reading easier.

- there being no notifications sent to people who have posted messages to let them know when anybody has sent a reply to their posting.

5. The guestbook looked useful when I first set it up, but looks rather more dated to me now - especially as some other sites have found ways to let their users post messages very easily and get feedback more instantly.

6.  And this was the final straw ...

I discovered, last week (without any warning, so far as I was aware) that Bravenet have now changed the way they expect people to use their Guestbooks:

-  Bravenet are now displaying this message for me (and no doubt for others):

Message displayed by Bravenet

"Your Browser Does Not Support this Bravenet Service.  This Bravenet Service requires javascript to be enabled and the latest Flash player to be installed ...."

-  I've spent some time investigating, but:

I've not yet been able to get the Guestbook working for myself using my normal browser, Internet Explorer.

- Using Firefox, I can get a little further and post some replies  but when I try to post other replies, the Guestbook 'hangs' with the message: "Please wait, validating comments entry".  I don't know why.

-  I really don't feel that any of us should be spending any more time trying to overcome this week's problems with the Guestbook.  Hence my suggestions above.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 11, 2013:  Updated December 14, 2013

 

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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