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2 June 2018 – 13 January 2019Scottish National Portrait Gallery1 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JD0131 624 6200 | Admission FREE
The extraordinary advances in the technology of travel over the past 170 years, and their wide-ranging impact on our lives will be the subject of a dramatic and inspiring new exhibition of photographs at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG) this summer. Planes, Trains and Automobiles will draw upon the outstanding collection of the National Galleries of Scotland to consider the rapid expansion of transportation from the end of the Industrial Revolution to the present day. It will feature 70 exceptional images, including key images by Alfred G Buckham and Alfred Stieglitz, which demonstrate how the technologies of photography and transport have evolved in tandem, each of them broadening our horizons and radically altering our perception of our ever-shrinking world.
Aerial view of Edinburgh, about 1920.
Calton Hill, Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Bus Queue.
Portrait of a man on a bicycle.
'Riding Camel with trappings. The figure on foot is a Rajpoot Thakoor', 1858-65.
St Kilda, about 1890.
The Forth Bridge, about 1920.
The Forth Bridge. From the Hawes Pier, April 15th 1889 (print by Michael and Barbara Gray 2007)