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The Imperial Arts Guild

or

The Imperial Artists' Guild

The Imperial Arts Guild appeared in the Edinburgh trade directories for one year only - 1915.  

The company was not listed as photographers in this directory, but I have heard of one photo bearing their name and address, 35, Cockburn Street, on the back.  [Andrew Martin]

I have also received a message about a carte de visite by Evans 47 High Street, Hawick [from David Anderson] with a printed paper sticker on the back giving the details below:

NOTE:  Evans' studio was at 47 High Street, Hawick 1891-97

The Imperial Artists' Guild

35 Cockburn Street

Edinburgh

Ref. No ...

Bust ...

As copy ...

Remarks ...

Does this suggest that The Imperial Artists' Guild made copies of other photographers' work?

Question

What is known of the Imperial Artists' Guild?  Did the company publish copies of other photographers' work?

Comment

Thank you to Adrian Siswick for providing the additional information about the photographer, Evans, whose carte de visite has the Imperial Artists Guild sticker on the back.  Adrian wrote:

T A Evans

T A. Evans was my great grandfather and his wife was an Anderson.

In the family we have many photographs taken by TA Evans, mainly of family. 

 In around 1897 he moved to Bradford where he joined with a photographer named Thompson [I think].... and later set up on his own.

The firm was still active until well into the 1960s and was closed by his grandson at a time when I was just taking up an interest in the subject of photography which is my current profession.

Adrian Siswick,   Huddersfield.  West Yorkshire, England

 

 
T.A. Evans was my great grandfather and his wife was an Anderson. Do you have a contact address for Mr Anderson ? It could be a useful family history link.
In the family we have many photographs taken by TA Evans, mainly of family.  In around 1897 he moved to Bradford where he joined with a phographer named Thompson [I think].... and later set up on his own. The firm was still active until well into the 1960s and was closed by his grandson at a time when I was just taking up an interest in the subject of photography which is my current proffession.
 
I would be greatful if you could pass on Mr Anderson's address or perhaps forward this letter to him.
 
regards .......... Adrian Siswick,   Huddersfield.  West Yorkshire.
 

 

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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?  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.

 

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