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Cramb was a town councillor in Helensburgh, with a photographic studio in Glasgow in partnership with his brother James. He first exhibited some collodion portraits and a daguerreotype in 1855 at the British Association in Glasgow. Over 100 of his stereoviews were exhibited in 1858 at the Photographic Society of Scotland in Edinburgh, including Scottish Scenery, Views in Glasgow, London and Paris, Land of Burns, and Statuary in London. Some were housed in rotary viewers. His views sometimes have a blindstamp 'J. Cramb – Photographer to the Queen' and a small yellow label on the rear.
Biography taken, with permission, from: Peter Blair, 2018, Scotland in 3D, (P3DB Publishing)
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