NEWHAVEN — A  UNIQUE FISHING VILLAGE ON THE COAST OF THE FORTH, PROUD OF ITS TRADITIONS, CULTURE AND HISTORY

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Photography came of age in 1840 with the invention of the calotype process by William Fox Talbot.  Not appreciating that Scotland had its own patenting arrangements, the “world-wide” patent he took out gave free rein to Scots artist David Octavius Hill and engineer Robert Adamson to pioneer photography.  It is significant, therefore, that one of their first projects (in 1843) was to portray the fishing village of Newhaven and its occupants.  The pictures that resulted from Hill and Adamson’s photo-essay helped to define the uniqueness of the village in the eyes of the world. From  that day to this, Newhaven has been considered photogenic and a magnet for the photographer.

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New Lane, Newhaven  
Photographer: McKean, John, 1880


Fishermen and women gather on the corner of New Lane, Newhaven in Edinburgh. The women are wearing full skirts and shawls and the men all have hats on. The houses have external staircases and the street is littered with barrels. A streetlight stands on the corner of the street.


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