Friday, 16 September 2011

RCAHMS Edwardian photos in the Scotsman

More from the RCAHMS (www.rcahms.gov.uk):

RCAHMS are working with The Scotsman to showcase some of the finest images of Edwardian Scotland from our historical photographic collections. Over the weekend of 24 and 25 September, free 24-page picture supplements will be available inside every copy of The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday.

From 1888, when George Eastman launched his No.1 Kodak Camera with the slogan "You press the button, we do the rest", photography, once a hobby practiced only by a privileged few, was open to the masses. By the Edwardian era, cameras, photographs and family albums were ubiquitous, and people were recording nearly every aspect of their daily lives.

This unique and largely unseen selection of period photography, taken from the RCAHMS archives, reveals an intimate portrait of an age. From the work of famous photographers like Bedford Lemere & Co and Thomas Annan, to snapshots from private family albums, these images provide a fascinating glimpse into a remarkable period in our history.

For more information and to view images online see our Edwardian Scotland Gallery at http://rcahms.cmph.org/l/h_g-drwmo9UWnV7AQ4n9XQ.

Chris

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