Over the past year we’ve brought you images from 19th century photograph albums in Special Collections, including pictures of Australia, prize-winning views of Britain, China, Egypt, France, Italy, India, Japan, and the USA. You can see a selection of over 100 of these images on flickr.
Our tour comes to an end back in the British Isles. Dougan 91 features over 70 ’view scraps’, (what we would now call postcards), primarily of landscapes, churches and castles in Scotland and the north east of England, dating to around 1880-1890s.
All of the pictures in this album were commercially produced by professional photographers. Many were printed under the names of well-known businesses of the time, including Dundee-born James Valentine (1815-1879), George Washington Wilson (1823-1893) of Aberdeen and their smaller-scale rival, the ‘Poulton Series’. Some of their photographs can be seen on sale in the picture below, taken in Wigtown, Scotland.
Categories: Special Collections
Tags: 19th century, digitisation, Dougan, early photography, England, George Washinton Wilson, James Valentine, photographs, photography, Poulton Series, preservation, scotland, Special Collections, Wales