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Cumming Brothers

and J D Cumming

 

Cumming Brothers

Cumming Brothers studio was at 63 North Bridge from 1882 until 1885.  It was advertised on the board to the right of the head of this statue located where the East End of Princes Street meets the North Bridge.

The view below looks up the North Bridge, from the steps to Register House behind the  Duke of Wellington's statue, towards Cumming Brothers' studio.

Looking towards Cummings Brothers' studio, North Bridge

  Reproduced by courtesy of the Yerbury Family.   Click here for link to web site.

 

Question

Cumming Brothers

Cumming Brothers were Photographers and Portrait Painters?  But who were they?

They were not in business until the 1880s, so my assumption is that the Cumming Brothers were unlikely to be the James Cumming and John Cumming photographers in Edinburgh in the 1860s.

Comment

Thank you to Ron Cosens who runs the author of www.cartedevisite.co.uk web site for sending me this copy of a cabinet print by Cumming Brothers.  It has a rubber stamp impression for J D Cumming, Tranent, on the back.

A cabinet print by Cumming Brothers.  On the back there is a rubber stamp impression bearing the name J D Cumming.     The back of a cabinet print by Cumming Brothers, ahowing a rubber stamp impression bearing the name J D Cumming.

Tranent is in East Lothian, about ten miles to the east of Edinburgh.  In comparison to Edinburgh I would not have thought there would have been a lot of demand for photography in Tranent.

This cabinet print seems to demonstrate a connection between Cumming Brothers and J D Cumming, but who was J D Cumming?  Was he James Cumming (above) or was he John Cumming (above) or perhaps another member of the same family?

 

John Cumming  -  James Cumming  -  Walter J H Cumming

 

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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?    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

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