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  • Dunblane, Perthshire
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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…See More
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"Alex, Thank you for your frank and generous comments, much appreciated."
Jan 12
Alex. Sinclair commented on Michael Wong's blog post Thomas Begbie: Views of Edinburgh
"I have recently been looking at Begbie in some detail since noticing several photos attributed to him of which I own Victorian originals, all bearing the name of Alexander McGlashon. It is easily demonstrated, that many of the photographs, mostly…"
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The Early Photographers of Perthshire

"I would heartily recommend this lavishly illustrated and at £15 relatively inexpensive record of early, mainly Victorian, Perthshire photographers. Photographs of people predominate, particularly of the ubiquitous "unidentified",…"
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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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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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