Early Photography Collection (Non-Scottish)

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The Early Photography Collection (Non-Scottish) is comprised of material which originates from outside of Scotland and was created by a non-Scottish photographer. This material highlights the development and pursuit of photography from 1839 to ca.1871, spanning a period from the invention of the photographic medium to the advent of the dry plate negative which made photography less technically demanding and more accessible to the public. The material in this collection has been consolidated due to its demonstrating the evolution of photographic practice as a cultural, artistic, and commercial medium of representation. The collection holds early examples of the work of pioneering photographers in the form of calotypes, salted paper prints, albumen prints as well as daguerreotypes. The provenance of this material is varied.

NB. In certain instances the work of an early photographer with a longstanding career will be represented past ca.1871.

Please note that additional examples of early photography are contained in other named photographic collections such as but not limited to: The Early Scottish Photography Collection, The David Hay Fleming Photographic Collection, The Photographic Books Collection, The Photographic Portraits Collection, The Photographic Album Collection, Photographs from the University of St Andrews Library Manuscript Collection


ca. 1839 - 1871

Alternative titles

European Photography Collection

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