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Tourists and Travellers: Images of Scotland Produced for the Rapidly Growing Tourist Market and Photographs Taken by Visitors

Roddy Simpson

in The Photography of Victorian Scotland

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780748654611
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780748676729 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654611.003.0007
Tourists and Travellers: Images of Scotland Produced for the Rapidly Growing Tourist Market and Photographs Taken by Visitors

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Scotland became an increasingly popular tourist destination during the nineteenth century, which turned the creation of photographs for the tourist market into a flourishing activity. Some photographers excelled, notably George Washington Wilson of Aberdeen and James Valentine of Dundee who formed national and international business enterprises. There were several factors involved in attracting tourists to Scotland but undoubtedly the greatest was Sir Walter Scott. His novels and poetry gave a romantic depiction of Scotland, especially its landscape, and this brought visitors flocking to the localities described.

Keywords: tourism; photography; George Washington Wilson; James Valentine

Chapter.  6240 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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