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Mrs Tunny

John Nicol, in his 'Notes from the North' published in the British Journal of Photography announced the death of Mrs Tunny in his column published 29 June 1877.  He wrote:


Notes from the North

Announcement of the death of Mrs Tunny

"There are many, both at home and abroad, who will hear with deep regret of the death of Mrs Tunny of Edinburgh, which occurred on the 25th inst.  

She was a 'helpmeet' to Mr Tunny in the true sense of the term, an enthusiastic love of the art, and on of the most artistic photographers that ever laid paper on a negative..

Mrs Tunny possessed a refined and cultivated taste, and a thorough knowledge of the requirements of photography - a lasting memorial of which may be seen in the recently erected establishment in Maitland Street, which is one of the most elegant and perfect in the country, and which we hope we are committing no breach of confidence in saying was principally the work of the deceased lady.

Mrs Tunny, while ever diligent in business, displayed at all times an open-handed friendship, and gave a hearty welcome to all connected with the art.  She never seemed so happy as when exercising a genuine hospitality to the numerous strangers who came 'within her gates'."



James Good Tunny





Maine to California



Collections and For Sale

Early Negatives

Tunny &  Rodger

William Miller



Mrs Tunny

Edinburgh Views

Princes Street  1850s

Princes Street   c1880

Shakespeare Square



Early Days


Studio 1852

Studio 1876

JG Tunny & Co

Tunny & Asher

Family Photos

Cartes de Visite

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870

Cabinet Prints

The back of a cabinet print by James Good Tunny  -  13 Maitland Street + 19 Salisbury Place  - Lady wearing a hat


Here is a link to a web page that gives details of a book, written and published in 2009 by Julian Bukits, on the life and work of James G Tunny

Cover of a book 'A Study of James G Tunny - 1820-1887'  by Julian Bukits