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John Pettigrew

Pettigrew & Amos

 

John Pettigrew 

Studio

John Pettigrew was in business under his own name at 131 Leith Walk from 1888 until 1893, immediately before going into partnership to form Pettigrew & Amos at the same address.

Some of John Pettigrew's photos from this period have been hand-tinted.  The backs are described as being quite ornate, as in the Pettigrew & Amos example, illustrated below.  [Steve Shanahan]

 

John Pettigrew

Cartes de Visite

Here is one of John Pettigrew's cartes de visite, hand coloured, from his studio at 131 Leith Walk:

Hand-coloured carte de visite from the studio of John Pettigrew
  Reproduced by courtesy of Steve Shanahan

Hand coloured carte de visite from the studio of John Pettigrew  -  back
  Reproduced by courtesy of Steve Shanahan

      

  

John Pettigrew

Photographs in Exhibitions

John Pettigrew exhibited joined Edinburgh Photographic Society in the 1890-91 session.   He exhibited in the 1890 EPS Exhibition:

-  bromide prints "Peeling Potatoes" and "An Old Salt"

-  aristotype prints  (landscapes and portraits)

John Pettigrew won a Gold Medal for Portraiture and Photographic Views at the 1897 Leith Horticultural and Industrial Exhibition

 

John Pettigrew

Photographs in Collections

Edinburgh Central Library Collection [Edinburgh Room] includes 11 photographs taken by John Pettigrew in Leith in 1891, including the area around Leith Walk, Great Junction Street, Constitution Street and Duke Street.

 

Pettigrew & Amos

Studios

The company, Pettigrew & Amos was based at Central Studios, or Leith Central Studios, 131 Leith Walk.  They advertised:

Outside groups a speciality 

 Enlargements and oil paintings

 from any photograph.   

On the back of some of their cartes de visite there was a sketch of a painter with easel and vases of plants.

Walter Amos married Jane Oliver and died on 3 June 1900
[DR Torrance]

  

Carte de Visite

Carte de Visite  -  Photographer: Pettigrew & Amos, Leith

  Reproduced by courtesy of Ian Spence, Edinburgh 

This carte de visite has the photographer's name prominently displayed on the front, and has a blank back.  This style became popular with some photographers in the late 19th century.

 

Cabinet Prints

Cabinet Print  -  Photographer: Pettigrew & Amos, Leith

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce,
please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Cabinet Print (back)  -  Photographer: Pettigrew & Amos, Leith

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce,
please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

The style on the back of this cabinet print is typical of the late 19th century.

  

Coloured Photos

Question

Thank you to Sheena Ireland, Hove, Sussex, England for telling me about the photograph below.  Sheena writes

Did Moffat colour photographs when others did not?

There is a small photo of my Great-grandmother (d. 1897), which my sister has in a frame. 

It is coloured and apparently signed J Moffat but I have noticed that it is identical to her in a family group portrait by Pettigrew.  I would have thought the family would have had it made before Pettigrew ceased trading.

 

 

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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.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks