Edinburgh Professional Photographers

S Hansen

S Hansen placed this advert in the British Journal of Photography in 1903:


Situations Vacant

WANTED, experienced Outdoor Operator, with whole-plate camera for taking groups;  good appearance;  permanent situation;  salary 30s. per week to commence.  S. Hansen, 41 Broughton Street, Edinburgh.

BJP:  October 16, 1903
with acknowledgement to Ron Cosens for telling me about this advert.



Q1.  Was S Hansen a professional photographer in 1903, or was he an agent or employee advertising on behalf of another photographer?

Q2.  The Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories list studios at 35, 58a, 72, 74, 74a, 105, 107 and 109 Broughton Street, but not at 41 Broughton Street.

Was No. 41 also a photographic studio in 1903, or was it somebody's home address?

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  April 16, 2015




Ron Cosens

Thank you to Ron Cosens who made a good point in his reply.

Ron replied:

Outdoor Groups

"S Hansen was looking for somebody for taking outdoor groups. 

  Maybe he had no studio."

Ron Cosens, Edinburgh:  April 16, 2015




Allan Dodds

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Allan Dodds read the comments about S Hansen above and replied:


"A weekly wage of 1 10s  in 1903 was pretty good, compared to my weekly wage of 2 from the Edinburgh photographer, Campbell Harper in 1960."

Allan Dodds, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England  April 17, 2015


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