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Brothers who were instrumental in the development of photgraphy, the younger, Robert, working closely with artist David Octavius Hill

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ROBERT ADAMSON, chemist & pioneer photographer

Robert Adamson, 1821-1848, photographer
  • Robert Adamson, chemist & pioneer photographer Best known for his pioneering photographic work with David Octavius Hill and producing some 2500 calotypes, mostly portraits, within 5 years after being hired by Hill in 1843, before his life was cut short.

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JOHN ADAMSON, physician, pioneer photographer, physicist, lecturer and museum curator

John Adamson, 18809-1870, pioneer photographer, physicist, lecturer and museum curator.