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Alex. Sinclair commented on Michael Wong's blog post Thomas Begbie: Views of Edinburgh
"It is worth noting that Alexander McGlashon was in Australia specifically to take photographs and this included stereoviews. It is highly likely that he took the stereoview technique with him to Australia and that he had already been producing them…"
Jun 4, 2018
Alex. Sinclair commented on Alex. Sinclair's blog post The McGlashon Archive –the Begbie Mis-attribution
"Thanks for putting up this photograph and sorry for delay in acknowledging - I have just returned from holiday. I agree that this looks like it has come from the 130 Princes Street McGlashon studio - I have several photos taken in this location and…"
Jun 4, 2018
Dr. Joe Rock commented on Alex. Sinclair's blog post The McGlashon Archive –the Begbie Mis-attribution
"I have only very recently found another "Begbie" and McGlashon connection that I did not know before. In the collection left with me by Stanley Cavaye in 1986/7 there was one, very remarkable glass plate measuring 12" x 10". It…"
May 11, 2018

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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.…


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…


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

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