(Aberdeen): Aberdeen University Press in association with the University of Aberdeen, (1981). Wilson, George Washington. First edition. Oblong small 4to., x, 204 pp., 220 illustrations. A near fine copy in the photo-illustrated dust jacket. Item #51663
Wilson, the leading portrait photographer of Aberdeen in the 1850s, was an early innovator experimenting with the new medium of photography. He was commissioned to photograph the construction of Balmoral Castle and frequently photographed the Royal Family there; he prolifically produced landscape views, portraits, cartes-de-visite, stereograms, postcards, albums, etc. The appendices include: detailed notes and listings of his images; a reprinting of his work A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE COLLODION PROCESS IN PHOTOGRAPHY, 1855. Also includes a lengthy bibliography and detailed plate index.