LAMB, James George Edmund





James George Edmund Lamb

J. G. Lamb
Photographer and Publisher
 Representative of Underwood and Underwood
Christchurch

 born 19 November 1872 Glasgow, Scotland

son of James Brown Baylis Lamb (deceased Master Grocer) and Catherine Chisholm.
died 22 October 1942, Cashmere, Christchurch, New Zealand aged 69 years




Evening Post, Volume CXXXIV, Issue 99, 23 October 1942, Page 1




In 1897 at a photographic competition held in conjunction with the Metropolitan Cycle Show, Mr J. G. Lamb received a prize for his photograph titled "Matthew Surface".(1)

At the Home Industries competitions held in November 1900, S. Webb of Papanui and J. G. Lamb of St Albans received commendations for their photographs of "Animal life". (2) 


A group of seven animal photographs by J. G. Lamb of Christchurch illustrated an article titled "Art in Photography" in the Otago Witness in September 1905. The article says that James Lamb used a half-plate camera with a whole-plate rectilinear lense to take these photographs. (3) 

(1) Press, Volume LIV, Issue 9883, 13 November 1897, Page 5
(2) Press, Volume LVII, Issue 10827, 30 November 1900, Page 5

(3) Otago Witness, Issue 2687, 13 September 1905, Page 39


Christchurch Electoral Rolls:
1905-06 - Christchurch East, Perth Street, Richmond, photographer
1911- Avon, 274 Fitzgerald Avenue, Richmond, photographer
1914 - Christchurch North, 24 Sherborne Street, traveller
1919 - Christchurch North, 81 Dean Street, traveller
1928 - Christchurch North, 81 Dean Street, traveller
1935 - Lyttelton, 15 Thorrington Street, insurance agent
1938 - Lyttelton, 15 Thorrington Street, insurance agent




above - a stereoscopic view by Underwood and Underwood.
"Exalted, anointed, crowned" - King Edward and Queen Alexandra in Coronation Robes Aug. 9th, 1902
Buckingham Palace, London, England.
copyright 1902 by Underwood and Underwood 
(Photographer not identified) 

Mr J. G. Lamb of Christchurch, representing Messrs Underwood and Underwood of London, is now in Hokitika, with the firm's well known make of stereoscope.

The firm's stereoscopic views are altogether unique, being all original pictures of the subjects represented, and they are looked upon where they are known, as both educational and artistic.

Photographs viewed through the stereoscope have a highly realistic appearance, giving the effect of actual reality. Among the subjects of the views are the "British and Boer War," "Through China and Japan," "The Coronation" "Martinique" and a countless variety of other scenes. 
 West Coast Times, Issue 12414, 26 January 1903, Page 2



 
 West Coast Times, Issue 12414, 26 January 1903, Page 3
 (this notice was first published in the West Coast Times on 26 January and continued until 31 January 1903)



above - a stereoscopic view by Underwood and Underwood.
The Strand, London, England
copyright 1896 by Strohmeyer and Wyman 
(Photographer not identified)



  Marlborough Express, Volume XXXVII, Issue 269, 17 November 1903, Page 3
 (this notice was first published in the Marlborough Express on 17 November and continued until 26 November 1903)


above - an aluminium and mahogany stereoscope by Underwood and Underwood.


  
 Mr J G. Lamb, representing the firm of Underwood and Underwood, of New York and London has shown us some really remarkable stereoscope views of the Martinique eruption, Boer war, Coronation, Delhi Durbar, together, with some New Zealand (West Coast) pictures, and  other up to date as well as classical scenes. An extraordinary feature of the pictures as seen through the stereoscope is the wonderful effect of perspective, the whole of the scenes and figures representing the illusion that they are real and tangible, and in some cases the latter appear to be literally walking out of the picture.

The new aluminium mahogany stereoscope is a powerful and compact form of that instrument, and the price being within the reach of all no doubt Mr Lamb will receive many orders in this city.
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 53, 8 March 1904, Page 2

          
 
 Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 53, 8 March 1904, Page 3
  (this notice was first published in the Nelson Evening Mail on 8 March and continued until 17 March 1904)






above - a stereoscopic view by Underwood and Underwood.
(16) - 1980 The Library of the Vatican, Rome, Italy
(Photographer not identified)


Artistic — Mr J. G. Lamb, representing the firm of Underwood and Underwood, of New York and London, has shown us some really remarkable stereoscope views of the Martinique eruption, Russo-Japanese war, Coronation, Delhi Durbar, together with some New Zealand (West Coast) pictures, and other up-to-date as well as classical scenes. An extraordinary feature of the pictures as seen through the stereoscope is the wonderful effect of perspective, the whole of the scenes and figures representing the illusion that they are real and tangible and in some cases the latter appear to be literally walking out of the picture. The new aluminium mahogany stereoscope is a powerful and compact form of that instrument, and the price being within the reach of all, no doubt Mr Lamb will receive many orders in this town. 
Ashburton Guardian, Volume xxii, Issue 6440, 6 December 1904, Page 2
 

 Ashburton Guardian, Volume xxii, Issue 6440, 6 December 1904, Page 3
  (this notice was first published in the Ashburton Guardian on 6 December and continued until 12 December 1904)





above - a stereoscopic view by Underwood and Underwood.
 (34) 7492 Scotland's pride - the great Forth Bridge and the Highland Kilt .
Copyright 1900
(Photographer not identified)



above - a stereoscopic view by Underwood and Underwood.
The Forth Bridge, from the Bluff, Scotland
copyright 1901
(Photographer not identified)



Star, Issue 8533, 27 January 1906, Page 6



Star, Issue 8974, 6 July 1907, Page 6



above - a stereoscopic view by Underwood and Underwood.
 11390 Mt Gerizim where Samaritans worshiped S. W.  entrance to Jacob's well, Pal. U-124751
(Photographer not identified)


Mr J. G. Lamb, representing the firm of Underwood and Underwood, of London and New York, has shown us some remarkable stereoscopic views of general interest also the new system by which one can travel to the chief countries of the world.

It consists of travel of the truest kind, yet does not utilise either ship or railroad, or any of the ordinary bodily conveyances, and yet one can get the sensations and pleasurable knowledge of being in strange lands and among the strong and interesting peoples of the world, the illusion that they are real and tangible, and in some cases the latter seem to literally walking out of the picture.

The aluminum mahogany stereoscope is a powerful and compact form of that instrument, and the price is within the reach of all. The fact that a number of the colleges and high schools of this and other lands are fitting themselves with such historical travels as Italy. Palestine, and Egypt will give one an idea of the value of U. and U.'s travel system from an educational  point of view. The value of the stereoscope will no doubt apeal (sic) to many.
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XLII, 3 October 1908, Page 2

 
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XLII, 3 October 1908, Page 3
  (this notice was first published in the Nelson Evening Mail on  3 October and continued until 16 October 1908)





above - a stereoscopic view by Underwood and Underwood.
(58) 2022 The old wheel tracks, Street of Stabia, Pompeii, Italy. U-81027
(Photographer not identified) 




Stereoscopic View
Chums
photographed by
James George Edmund Lamb








Stereoscopic Views of
Westland
 photographed and published by 
James George Edmund Lamb
James Lamb was selling stereoscopic views of Westland in 1904 which he may have taken during his visit there in January 1903.
 




above - The Famous Hawk's Crag, Buller Gorge





above - Coal Creek Falls, near Greymouth






above - Coal Creek Falls, near Greymouth






above - Fern Arch, Buller Gorge






above and below - two different stereoscopic cards showing the same view of Mahinapua or Mirror Creek, Hokitika

 

 



above - Mahinapua or Mirror Creek, Hokitika




above - Wayside Pool, Buller Road



above - Arch on Road to Picton Waterworks




Stereoscopic Views of the
New Zealand International Exhibition
Christchurch 1906-07
photographed and published by 
James George Edmund Lamb




 above - The Fernery






above - The River Front




New Zealand Series 
1905





Beach (sic) Track from Lake Makinapua, near Hokitika
Photographed and Copyrighted by J. G. Lamb, Christchurch





Hokitika River, from Remu Hill
Photographed and Copyrighted by J. G. Lamb, Christchurch





Brunnerton, West Coast, N.Z.
Photographed and Copyrighted by J. G. Lamb, Christchurch





Road, Rail and River. Brunnerton, West Coast, N.Z.
Photographed and Copyrighted by J. G. Lamb, Christchurch





Nelson, N.Z.
Photographed and Copyrighted by J. G. Lamb, Christchurch





Bush Track on Mount Misery, Hokitika
Photographed and Copyrighted by J. G. Lamb, Christchurch





New Zealand Birds - The Bittern
Photographed and Copyrighted by J. G. Lamb, Christchurch





Steamer Crossing Greymouth Bar
Photographed and Copyrighted by J. G. Lamb, Christchurch





Otira Gorge, West Coast, N.Z.
Photographed and Copyrighted by J. G. Lamb, Christchurch





Archway, Buller Gorge, West Coast, N.Z.
Photographed and Copyrighted by J. G. Lamb, Christchurch





Coal Creek Falls, near Greymouth
Photographed and Copyrighted by J. G. Lamb, Christchurch





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