Valentine, James (1815-1879)( Axel Lindahl.) Tour in Norway. Oblong 4to album with 33 fine photographs of which 28 are signed in the plate. J.V. ( = James Valentine). Including three panoramic photographs. .Finmarken Hammerfest.II. ( Axel Lindahl. Panorama. in two parts. 46 x 16.5 cm.Lofoten Islands Panorama in 4 parts signed J.V. 126 x 18.5 cm . Arendal. Panorama in two parts J.V. 58 x 18.5 cm.
Dundee, James Valentine ca., 1875.Oblong 4to. Album Contemporary halfcalf. Gilt decoreted : " Tour in Norway " on front cover. Photographs are albumen prints. in very good if not fine condition. Large pictures mostly. ca 29 x 19 cm.
A magnificent and fine Norway album. Almost all photographs by Valentine. One by LIndahl. 1. Odde i. Hardanger. 9161. J.V. 2. Norwegian making hay. 12141 J.V. Espelandsfos i. Hardanger J.V. 4. Bergen parti fra Fliofeldet. 9096. J.V. 5. En stave kirke naer Bergen. 9052. J.V. 6. Vossevangen Lake and Hotels. J.V. 8.Stalheimfos and Sivlesfos. 9253 J.V. 8. Naerofjord parti Near Gudvangen. jJ.V. 9 Naerdfjord i Gudvangen. 9192. 10. Hornelen 12154 J.V. 13.Molde from the Islands. 9277 J.V.Troldtirne Romsdalen J.V. 14.Romsdahlhorn J.V. 15. Leerfos Trjondheim. J.V. 16. Trondhjem Cathedral 2x . 14.5 x 20.5 cm. Trondhjem Cathedral and Viking Ship. 3x . Torghattan Nordland 9497. Westermandso. Nordland ( Evening). Svartisen Glacier. Nordland 12110 J.V.Finmarken Hammerfest.II. ( Axel Lindahl. Panorama. in two parts. 46 x 16.5 cm. Lofoten Islands Panorama in 4 parts signed J.V. 126 x 18.5 cm Geirangerfjord 9223 J.V. View of Geirangerfjord J.V.Hjorundfjord near Berke 12138. J.V. View Between Haeg and Maristuen J.V. Maristuen Valders J.V. View near Grindaheim Valders. J.V. Karl Johan's Street Christiania. Arendal. Panorama in two parts J.V. 58 x 18.5 cm. Wikipedia : "James Valentine (1815-1879) was a well-known photographer of Dundee, Scotland. Valentines of Dundee produced Scottish topographical views from the 1860s, and later became internationally famous as the producers of picture postcards. Valentine studied photography at the University of St Andrews where he became an acquaintance of Thomas Rodger, who probably photographed in around 1850. The business Valentine and Sons Ltd was founded in Dundee in 1851 by James Valentine. He added portrait photography to the activities of his established Dundee business, which had been based up to 1851 on the engraving, printing and supply of business stationery. In 1855 he erected one of the largest photographic glasshouses in Britain. About 1860 he decided to emulate the success of George Washington Wilson in Aberdeen in selling topographical view photographs. In 1866 James Valentine carried out his first Royal commission and received the Royal warrant in 1867. His organisational and presentational skills were essential in the rapidly expanding and thriving concern which opened a large printing works at 152 and 154 Perth Road, Dundee. William Dobson Valentine (1844-1907), son of James Valentine, took a course of chemistry at the University of London and trained to be a landscape specialist in the studios of Francis Frith at Reigate, Surrey, the largest English publisher of the commercial landscape. He entered the family business in about 1860. He was joined in the enterprise by his brother George D. Valentine."
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