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History of Photography in Edinburgh

1

Introduction

Page 1

2

Early History

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3

Cameras +  Photos

Page 3

4

Societies

Page 4

5

Photographers

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1.

History of Photography in Edinburgh

Talk  at

Old Edinburgh Club

13 November  2013

Poster for Old Edinburgh Club Lecture - December 2012

© Old Edinburgh Club

I'll begin with a few photos of an earlier event that some of the audience may remember  -  a walk around the City Walls in July 2008, led by Graeme Cruickshank.

OEC Tour of City Walls
Leader, Graeme Cruickshank

The City Chambers and Courtyard, Edinburgh  -  July 2008

©  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                Photo taken July 18, 2008

A similar walk had taken place a hundred years earlier, including some of the founding members of the Old Edinburgh Club, attending at the invitation of the Survey Group of Edinburgh Photographic Society, founded 1861.

Here are three more photos taken on the same occasion.

Vennel

The City Chambers and Courtyard, Edinburgh  -  July 2008

©  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                     Photo taken July 18, 2008

Heriots

The City Chambers and Courtyard, Edinburgh  -  July 2008

©  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                     Photo taken July 18, 2008

Museum

The City Chambers and Courtyard, Edinburgh  -  July 2008

©  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                     Photo taken July 18, 2008

 

 

1.

Introduction

A.  B.  C.

 

A.

Yorkshire to Edinburgh

-  I first became interested in photography while at school in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Here is a photo of some classmates that I took there and printed in te school darkroom.

School Grounds -1961

My Photos -  St Bede's Grammar School  -   In the school grounds  -  On the Log    -  1962

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

-  I moved from Yorkshire to Edinburgh at the age of 18, on leaving school in 1963.

-  I enjoyed living in Edinburgh and settled here.

Ramsay Garden
Infra-red photo

Infra-red photograph  -  Ramsay Garden  -  Photograph taken June 1996

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                           Photograph taken 14 June 1996

-  I soon found Edinburgh Photographic Society, and joined it.

-  I took an interest in the history of EPS.

-  I did some research into the history of EPS Annual Exhibitions, held since 1861

 

 

B.

Booklets

-  In 2000, I wrote a booklet for EPS Members, giving a history of EPS to 2000.

Booklet compiled by Peter Stubbs - Edinburgh Photographic Societies in the 19th Century

© Peter Stubbs:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

-  I found that many professional photographers had been Members of EPS.

E R Yerbury  -  Three Generations

ER Yerbury x 3  -  Professional photographers

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

-  I began to research Edinburgh Professional Photographers and their studios.

William Crooke’s studio  -  1911

William Crooke's studio  -  Princes Street

©  Reproduced by courtesy of Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services.

 

-  I compiled a booklet of Edinburgh Professional Photographers for the RPS.

Booklet published by the Historical Group of the Royal Photographic Society  -  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh, Leith and Portobello, 1840-1940
© Peter Stubbs:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

C.

Web Site

-  I decided to create a personal, non-commercial web site to record my research.

-  The web site was created in 2001.  I'm updating it every day.

-  I've now expanded the web site to include:

-  Recollections

-  Maps

-  Old and Recent Photos

-  Postcards

-  Transport

-  Edinburgh Place Names + Expressions

-  Edinburgh Today

-  etc.

This evening, we'll concentrate on The History of Photography in Edinburgh.

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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