Blue plaque № 11051 in St Andrews

Dr. John Adamson, 1809–1870

Lived here 1848-1865

He was a physician and pioneer photographer. In 1841 he took the first caloptype portrait. He also taught his brother Robert and Thomas Rodger the technique and art of photography. A town councillor, he was a tireless worker for public health, and the hospital here is, in part, his memorial.
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