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Forres Photographer Circa 1890
« on: Wednesday 09 March 16 21:47 GMT (UK) »
I just received a photo of my grandfather taken by a Portrait and Landscape Photographer by the name of D. Johnstone, High Street, Forres, Morayshire (circa 1890). Does anyone know where archives of this phographer's photos may be kept, if anywhere?

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Re: Forres Photographer Circa 1890
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 March 16 21:02 GMT (UK) »
There is a David Johnston photographer in Forres listed in Libindx

http://libindx.moray.gov.uk/mainmenu.asp

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Re: Forres Photographer Circa 1890
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 March 16 23:10 GMT (UK) »
There is a David Johnston photographer in Forres listed in Libindx

http://libindx.moray.gov.uk/mainmenu.asp

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Jen

Thanks, Jen for the lead.

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Re: Forres Photographer Circa 1890
« Reply #3 on: Friday 11 March 16 16:29 GMT (UK) »
From the info on LIBINDX, and a possible marriage in 1862 for that David Johnston, there is this 1862 birth for a likely son to him, also called David https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYYC-43R

Reason I mention is that there is a likely entry for this David, also showing as a photographer in 1891:

David Johnston, 31, photographer b. Marnock. Visitor at the Rae household at Weaver's Few, Kircudbright.

Good detail on the link mentioned by Jen.

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Re: Forres Photographer Circa 1890
« Reply #4 on: Friday 11 March 16 17:37 GMT (UK) »
Unless published there will be no archive.  There were hundreds of photographers in the UK.  For years I looked for more photos taken by Duncan Wright Gordon and found none.  This search eventually led me to here http://www.cartedevisite.co.uk 

I made contact with this group who in turn put me in contact with a photographic mailing list which doesn't seem to be around any longer.  They suggested the local library as many show up there donated from various sources.

Therefore my suggestion to you; try the Forres Library forres.library@moray.gov.uk and ask if they have any photos taken by the Johnston's.

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Re: Forres Photographer Circa 1890
« Reply #5 on: Friday 11 March 16 18:15 GMT (UK) »
If there is a surviving archive of photographs taken by Johnstons, they are far more likely to be in the Moray Heritage Centre in Elgin than in Forres Library. Unfortunately the Heritage Centre has recently been moved into Elgin Library where it has far less space than it used to have, and I don't know what arrangements have been made for storage of and access to its collections.
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Re: Forres Photographer Circa 1890
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 12 March 16 00:06 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to all for excellent leads.

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Re: Forres Photographer Circa 1890
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 12 March 16 10:12 GMT (UK) »
I haven been collecting photographs of a Victorian photographer who is an ancestor of my wife and have been able to buy them occasionally on ebay. A quick check this morning shows one photograph by a D Johnston with an address in Turriff - could this be the same person?. Local museums may have some photographs if he photographed local worthies, shots of the town etc. However the existence of an archive is sadly highly unlikely.
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