Photo Collection   Tenement House  

Miss Toward’s collection includes an album organised by her mother. Most photographs in the album were purchased from the abundant number of commercial studios on Scotland’s high streets. By 1880, fierce competition for customers had driven down the price of a photograph to pennies.

There are some photographs in the collection that may have been taken with a hand held camera. George Eastman’s Kodak Brownie was available in Britain by 1888, but the equipment was expensive. We do not know who took these images as neither Miss Toward nor her mother owned a camera.


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