George Washington Wilson Collection

George Washington Wilson Collection

The University of Aberdeen's collection of no fewer than 45,000 photographic glass plates, which date from 1853 to 1908, shows what was essentially the stock in trade of George Washington Wilson & Co. They portray a variety of late Victorian and Edwardian life, not only in Britain but in the colonial townships of South Africa and Australia, as well as the western Mediterranean.

The University's collection has been largely unexploited. It has a great historical and sociological value and provides a fresh viewpoint on the life and landscape of late Victoria days.

If you would like to view all the images, they are available at

Please see below for details how to order a print of any of the images.

To Order Prints Please Contact:George Washington Wilson prints
23 St. Machar Drive
Aberdeen, AB24 3RY

Tel: +44 (0)1224 272594

Copyright in the prints rests with Aberdeen University Library, and permission to reproduce any print supplied must be obtained. A reproduction fee is normally charged for any print published. The prices below are exclusive of this fee.

Prices include VAT; postage and packing is additional.

Unless otherwise requested we will use our own discretion on which area should be printed from the negative, as negative area does not always match the print area.

If you require specific areas on the right or left hand side of the print, this must be indicated at time of ordering.

Black and White prints Sepia prints
size plain mounted framed size plain mounted framed
A6 £5.45 A6 £6.75
A5 £7.95 A5 £9.75
A4 £14.95 £19.50 £39.00 A4 £18.50 £23.50 £45.00
A3 £19.95 £26.50 £50.00 A3 £29.50 £34.50 £59.00
A2 £29.95 £42.95 £72.00 A2 £41.50 £50.00 £80.00
A1 £49.95 £65.00 A1 £61.00 £75.00