James Good Tunny

1852 Studio

78 South Clerk Street


James G Tunny's studio  -  South Clerk Street  -  from around 1852

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


James Good Tunny

1852 Studio

78 South Clerk Street

Above is a view of Tunny's studio at 78 South Clerk Street with, perhaps, a coach for a wedding standing outside  The photograph was taken in the 1850s.

The studio and other nearby buildings were demolished in 1866 to make way for the building of new tenements on South Clerk Street.


This is Tunny's first photographic studio, opened at 78 South Clerk Street around 1852, from which he gave tuition in the collodion process to many photographers from Edinburgh and further afield, including:

-  George Washington Wilson (Aberdeen)

-  William Carrick (Edinburgh photographer who travelled in Russia)


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