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

 

Web Sites for Recollections

PLEASE NOTE:  The links below will take you out of the EdinPhoto web site
BUT you can click on the 'back' button until you return to this page

1.    Edinburgh Collected

           A new web site from Edinburgh City Libraries

The Edinburgh Collected web site has been created on behalf of Edinburgh City Libraries in order to record people's photos and memories of  Edinburgh.

It will run alongside the Capital Collections web site, the site used by Edinburgh City Libraries to hold their own collection of photos of Edinburgh and make them available to a wider audience.

To some extent, the scope of Edinburgh Collected is similar to that of my EdinPhoto web site.

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I created the  EdinPhoto web site in 2001, using the methods available at the time, long before the days of today's social media and viewing web sites  on mobile phones and tablets.

I've continued to add to the content of the EdinPhoto site ever since the site was launched, but I've made no significant changes to the design of the site.

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However, the  Edinburgh Collected web site is newer. It uses an open data approach, so enabling third parties to create their own apps using the data if they wish to.

Anybody will be able to view the content of the Edinburgh Collected web  site, but those wishing to contribute photos or comments to the site will have to sign up to become a member first.

Anybody who signs up will be able to add their memories and photos to the site.  They will also have the option to create their own scrapbooks, give feedback to the site and  click on 'share' buttons.  Initially, at least, the site will be moderated.

MY COMMENTS

The Edinburgh Collected web site has come along at a good time.  You may like to try viewing it and contributing to it.

You should be able to contribute your photos and memories on a timescale that is under your own control, rather than wait until I've found the time to add them to the EdinPhoto web site for you.  Over the past couple of years, emails and updates for the EdinPhoto web site have been arriving here faster than I have been able to cope with them.

Peter Stubbs:  Edinburgh:  May 9, 2015

2.   Spirit of Leithers (on Facebook)

... continuing the work of John Stewart

John Stewart was born and brought up in Leith, then later moved to Livingston, West Lothian.  In 2001, John created a web site, 'Old Leither' on which people shared their photos and memories of Leith.

A group of contributors to the 'Old Leither' sit showed their appreciation to John by holding a surprise party for him at Leith Library in October 2010.

A surprise party for John Stewart, creator of the Old Leither web site.  The party was held at Leith Library on October 9, 2010.

John kept his Old Leither' site running until 2012 but, sadly, died in January that year after a short illness.  Friends and family were keen to ensure that all the material on the site would not be lost, and that others would be able to continue to contribute more.  So they created Spirit of Leithers pages on Facebook in 2012.

MY COMMENTS

I don't contribute to Facebook myself, but I've heard good reports about the Spirit of Leithers pages from others. 

So I can recommend having a look at the site, and possibly contributing to it, or perhaps posting any questions that you have about Leith there.

Peter Stubbs:  Edinburgh:  May 10, 2015

 

 

Web Links

to other web sites

I hope you find these web sites interesting.  However, I can take no responsibility for the content of these web sites.

 

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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