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George Shaw

Early Days

George Shaw first appeared as a photographer in the trade directories in 1867, but there is evidence to suggest that he may have started his professional photography  several years earlier.  

A booklet produced by The Gladstone Court Museum at Biggar includes a photograph of Biggar Bowling Club in 1859, taken by George Shaw.

The trade directories describe George Shaw as Artist Photographer  during the years 1867-1900, except for:

-  1870-75:    He did not appear in the trade directories in these years.

  Where was he then? 

-  1877:         He was also described as Portrait Painter

 

George Shaw

Studio Advert

George Shaw advertised his Viewpark Art Studios, about a mile to the South of Edinburgh, in 1876.

“GEORGE SHAW begs to intimate that he has opened those spacious and elegant premises at 43 NORTH BRUNTSFIELD PLACE (Opposite the Links) for the production of High-Class photography in all its various branches.

Owing to the great amount of light at command, and the complete arrangement of his establishment, GS will be able to fulfil Orders entrusted to him in the most perfect manner that the Art can produce.

Every description of Portraits and Pictures carefully copied and enlarged to any size, carefully finished in Crayon, Oil and Water Colour.  STUDIO ON GROUND FLOOR.  Cars pass every few minutes.  43 North Bruntsfield Place.

 

George Shaw

The 1880s and 1890s

The 1880s

Viewpark Art Studios, North Bruntsfield Place continued to be the address of George Shaw until 1880.  

Viewpark Photo Art Studios Bruntsfield Links was his address was from 1883 onwards.   I am not sure whether or not this was in fact the same studio.

The 1890s

In the 1890s, George Shaw moved to central Edinburgh, opening premises at 143 Princes Street.  See illustration on the back of his cabinet print below.

 

George Shaw

143 Princes Street

The advertisement below is taken from
the back of one of George Shaw's cabinet prints.

Cabinet Print  -  Photographer: George Shaw

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

Other Photograph of Shaw's Premises

1.  Shaw's premises in Princes Street can also be seen on a Francis Frith photograph of the West End of Princes Street.  The photograph was taken in 1897 and features a hors-drawn tram and several other horse-drawn vehicles, with "PHOTOGRAPHERS" premises in the background.

 

This photograph appears on the cover of the Francis Frith book Photographic Memories of Edinburgh and District
[Published in 2000 by Frith Book Co UK, 2000,  ISBN 1 85937 193 0] 

2.  There is an interesting photograph (c1900) in the collection of the Edinburgh Public Library, showing tramcars advertising Maule’s department store passing in front of the store.

Location of Shaw's Premises

143 Princes Street is at the West End of Princes Street.  It is part of the buildings numbered 143-149 which have housed:

? - 1879:  The Osborne Hotel

1880-85:  The Liberal Club

1886-89:   ?

1890-05:   Maule’s department store

THEN:      Patrick Thomson’s department store

THEN:      Binns’ department store.

 

George Shaw

1881 Census

Peter Nimmo was listed in the 1881 census as:

Photographer:  aged 24

Born:  Edinburgh

Resident:  18 North Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh

Mother:  Janet S

[DR Torrance]

 

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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