the early days Edinburgh's photographic societies have shown an interest
in music, poetry and other social activities extending beyond
photography. The societies' activities have included:
Popular Evenings consisting of lantern slides interspersed with
Musical entertainment provided during the Annual Photographic
Concerts staged to raise funds.
Musical entertainment on the barge travelling to the Annual Picnic.
Member writing, in 1886, on the 25th Anniversary of the
founding of the Society encouraged these activities.
are all familiar with the genial influence which in home life an evening
exercises spent in the company of a few friends gathered round the social
board, at which the cup of tea that cheers, &c, is drank
together. Might we not at appropriate intervals import this social
feature here in some form, and on a wider scale see this hall made bright
and cheerful with the presence of friends, and when all that is
characteristic of friendship is manifested including, art, music, speech,
and song, each leaving its charm to make the evening leave behind it
of the poems and songs here have featured in the EPS Quarterly
by looking at the Gilbert
& Sullivan section.