Highlights from the photograph collections

Selected highlights from some of the photograph collections in the National Library of Scotland's rare books collections.


David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson

Photo of a fishwife

Mrs Elizabeth (Johnstone) Hall.

Salted-paper print from a calotype negative, around 1843.

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Maull and Polyblank

Photo of George Cruikshank

George Cruikshank.

Albumen print, 1857.

From 'Photographic portraits of living celebrities' (London, 1856-1859).

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Thomas Annan

Photo of Glasgow University

The Outer Court, University of Glasgow.

Carbon print, 1870.

From 'Memorials of the Old College of Glasgow' (Glasgow, 1871).

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Archibald Burns

Photo of Horse Wynd, Edinburgh

The Horse Wynd, Edinburgh.

Salted-paper print from wet-collodion negative, 1871.

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James Nasmyth and James Carpenter

Photo of hand and apple

'Hand and Apple'.

Woodburytype, around 1873.

From 'The Moon: Considered as a planet, a world, and a satellite' (London, 1874).

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Peter Henry Emerson

Photo of men in boat among water lilies

'Gathering Water-Lilies'.

Platinum print, 1886.

From: 'Life and landscape on the Norfolk Broads' (London, 1889).

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