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Victorians: East Lothian Images
Queen Victoria was on the throne. When she was crowned, in 1838, photography was still an experimental art. But advances came rapidly and by the middle of her reign technically minded East Lothian residents were building their own cameras. Some went into business – adverts appear in the Courier in the early 1860s.
visit us or contact us to see what we have. The photographs are low resolution, suitable for viewing on the web or whiteboard, but high resolution images can generally be provided for classroom or other educational use. We’ve not captioned the images – but we can, of course, provide more information about any of these pictures or any others in our collection if you contact us.