The Sun pictures

United Kingdom, 1969

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Features photographic portraits of the mid-19th century made by two Scottish photographers, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, of soldiers, dignitaries, personal friends, Clydeside fishermen and the first assembly of the Church of Scotland. All were taken by means of long exposure in strong sunlight. Commentator: Aidan Thomson


production company

Campbell Harper Films

Films of Scotland


David Bruce



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United Kingdom
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Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Scotland - Social life and customs

Crafts & Visual Arts → Adamson, Robert, 1821-1848

Crafts & Visual Arts → Documentary photography

Crafts & Visual Arts → Hill, David Octavius, 1802-1870

Crafts & Visual Arts → Images, Photographic

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photographers

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photography - Exposure

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photography - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photography - Lighting

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photography - Social aspects - History

Crafts & Visual Arts → Photography - Themes, motives

Crafts & Visual Arts → Portrait photography


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Photography - Social aspects - History

History → History

History → Scotland - History

People → Adamson, Robert, 1821-1848

People → Hill, David Octavius, 1802-1870

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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