|Dates: ||1825 - ?|
An Edinburgh lawyer and member of the Photographic Society of Scotland, James was the younger brother of fellow member Alexander Forsyth Adam. Their father, also James, was a solicitor. The two brothers shared a 9 x 11 inch Ottewill folding camera when they joined Charles Kinnear in a photographic tour of the north of France in 1857, all three using the waxed-paper process during the journey. No other photographic activity by Adam is known.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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