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The Photography of Victorian Scotland$
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Roddy Simpson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780748654611

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654611.001.0001

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Scots Abroad: The Achievements of Scottish Photographers Around the World

Scots Abroad: The Achievements of Scottish Photographers Around the World

(p.90) Chapter 5 Scots Abroad: The Achievements of Scottish Photographers Around the World
The Photography of Victorian Scotland

Roddy Simpson

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter focuses on the achievements of Scottish photographers outside of Scotland. In the Victorian period, Scottish photographers made their mark wherever they went, achieving notable firsts and leading where others would follow. The most prominent was John Thomson who gained an international reputation and created pioneering images in the Far East, England, and Cyprus. Others include William Carrick in Russia, Robert Macpherson in Italy, Alexander Gardner in the USA, and William Notman in Canada. The status and prestige of Scottish photographers can be encapsulated in two photographs. One is of Abraham Lincoln, President of the Union in the American Civil War, shortly before his assassination. The other is Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, shown with his wife in a sumptuous and dignified studio portrait.

Keywords:   Scottish photography, Victorian period, John Thomson, William Carrick, Robert Macpherson, Alexander Gardner, William Notman, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis

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