- Photographic enlargements, including those which were entered into competitions by James Reid c.1940s-1960s
- Photographs taken by James Reid, including portraits, and many topics such as sport, fashion, weddings and transport c.1940s-1960s
- Records relating to the business of James Reid, including, receipts, business cards, and reply envelopes c.1970s-1980s
- Various negatives of wide-ranging topics taken by James Reid, including scenery, weddings, fashion, and portraits c.1950s-1980s
Records of James Reid Press Agency, Glasgow, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
James Reid first became involved in photography during WW II when he worked as a machinist for Rolls Royce. He went on to take over the running of the Lyceum Studio in Govan Road, Glasgow, Scotland in 1946 . But because the studio was liable to flood due to its close proximity to the River Clyde, James Reid gave up the Lyceum Studio and went in to freelance photography work. He then established the James Reid Press Agency , where he was registered as an Incorporated Photographer in 1958 , and specialised in commerical, portraiture and wedding photographs. The main office was located in Paisley Road West, Glasgow, Scotland.
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
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Deposit: Edith Hornall: 2003
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Location of Originals
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Fonds level description created by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 21 January 2005