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date: 09 May 2021

Annan familylocked

  • Julie Lawson


Scottish family of photographers. Richard Annan was co-founder and business manager with his brother, (1) Thomas Annan, of the T. & R. Annan photographic studio in Glasgow in 1857. The firm was joined by Thomas’s sons, John Annan and (2) James Craig Annan, and became Annan & Sons in 1888.

(b 1829; d December, 1887).

He lived for most of his life in Glasgow, and he trained and worked as a copperplate-engraver until 1853, when he started a calotype printing business, probably with the encouragement of his friend David Octavius Hill. Annan’s business proved successful and led in 1857 to the establishment of a photographic studio, T. & R. Annan in Sauchiehall Sreet. At first, Annan’s emphasis was on the photographic reproduction of works of art and on architectural photography, as in the collection of photographs of mansions around Glasgow, The Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry...

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