George Washington Wilson
(1823-1893)

Died aged c. 70

George Washington Wilson (7 February 1823 – 9 March 1893) was a pioneering Scottish photographer. In 1849, he began a career as a portrait miniaturist, switching to portrait photography in 1852. He received a contract to photograph the Royal Family, working for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He pioneered various techniques for outdoor photography and the mass production of photographic prints as he gradually began to largely do landscape photography in the 1860s. By 1864 he claimed to have sold over half a million prints.

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George Washington Wilson 1823-1893 first Photographer Royal designed and lived in this house

Clydesdale Bank, 1 Queen's Cross, Aberdeen, United Kingdom where they designed and lived