Although Zieglerís identity has not been firmly established, the address he used was that of William Ziegler, one of a long line of Edinburgh silversmiths. John Ziegler was one of the founding members of the Edinburgh Photographic Exchange Club in 1859. Earlier, in 1855, he had joined the Photographic Society of Scotland. Ziegler displayed six waxed-paper architectural and scenic views in the societyís 1858 exhibition. In 1859 he placed five waxed-paper views with the same titles, along with a collodion architectural study, in the Photographic Society of Glasgow exhibition. Ziegler remained a member of the Photographic Society of Scotland until it was disbanded in 1873.
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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