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Alex. Sinclair commented on Alex. Sinclair's blog post A 'new' McGlashon stereoview of Melbourne
"Hi Stephen, I have Darrah's book, published in 1977, and there is indeed a McGlashon image of Collins Street on page 135, although it is a different image from the one above. Your friend is very fortunate to own a McGlashon original of…"
Nov 27
Stephen Michael Barnett commented on Alex. Sinclair's blog post A 'new' McGlashon stereoview of Melbourne
"My dear collector friend here in South Australia has a good comment on this  Hi Stephen Have got Darrah’s book, “The World of Stereographs”? On page 135 is a McGlashon view of Collins Street Melbourne. About 35-40? Years ago,…"
Nov 27
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A 'new' McGlashon stereoview of Melbourne

Edinburgh photographer Alexander McGlashon travelled to Australia in late 1854, remaining in Melbourne until May 1857, running a photographic business based in 7 Collins Street East. Sadly very few of his photographs from that period are known to survive. It was therefore with some excitement that I recently uncovered a “new” stereo.Edinburgh Council has an archive of…See More
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A 'new' McGlashon stereoview of Melbourne

Edinburgh photographer Alexander McGlashon travelled to Australia in late 1854, remaining in Melbourne until May 1857, running a photographic business based in 7 Collins Street East. Sadly very few of his photographs from that period are known to survive. It was therefore with some excitement that I recently uncovered a “new” stereo.

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Posted on November 21, 2019 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

The McGlashon Archive –the Begbie Mis-attribution

Some months ago while browsing the net I came upon several photographs attributed to Thomas Begbie; I recognised several of these photographs as ones which I held in my collection. This led me to the Capital Collections website of Edinburgh Council libraries and museums where I recognised several further images which I own. I then acquired a copy of the 1992 book Thomas Begbie's Edinburgh - a Mid-Victorian Portrait by Joe Rock and again there were further photographs illustrated that I own.…

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Posted on August 10, 2017 at 12:30 — 4 Comments

Alexander McGlashon

Alexander McGlashon (sometimes spelled McGlashan) was born in 1811 and established a successful career as a copperplate printer in Edinburgh; examples of his printed work from about 1840 onwards can be found in various museums. As a member of the Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland he clearly had interests beyond the merely mundane and it is not surprising that he became interested in the relatively new medium of photography; while retaining his printing business this…

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Posted on March 2, 2017 at 15:36 — 2 Comments

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At 13:57 on January 12, 2017, Roben Antoniewicz said…

Alex,

Thank you for your frank and generous comments, much appreciated.

 
 
 

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