Parisian Photo Co.

Cabinet Prints  -  Portraits

and a painted photograph

 

Parisian Photo Co

75 Princes Street / 1 Hanover Street

1887 - 1914

1.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Railway Carriage

 

Railway carriage

2

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  2 men + 2 ladies

 he back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  2 men + 2 ladies

2 men + 2 ladies

3.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  - Lady and stairs

 The back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  - Lady and stairs

Lady and stairs

 

4.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  3 children

The back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  3 children

3 children

5.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  4 youths

 The back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  4 youths

4 youths

6.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Lady and tree

 The back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Lady and tree

Lady and tree

 

7.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Couple and baby

 The back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Couple and baby

Couple and baby

8.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Lady and couch

The back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Lady and couch

Lady and couch

9.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Boy and ropes

 The back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Boy and ropes

Boy and rope

 

10.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Ladies and balustrade  

The back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Ladies and balustrade

Ladies and balustrade

11.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Ladiy beside window

The  back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Ladiy beside window

Lady at window

12.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Ladiy and book

 The back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Ladiy and book

Lady with book

 

13.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Lady and scroll

 The back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Lady and scroll

Lady and scroll

14.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Man in uniform

 The back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Man in uniform

Man in uniform

 

15.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Youth with striped tie

The back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Youth with striped tie

Youth with striped tie

16.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Youth with broad tie

 The back of a Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Youth with broad tie

Youth with broad tie

17.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Portrait of a Lady  -  Painted

Portrait of a Lady

painted photograph

18.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Bryan Gourlay's Grandmother

Grandmother

19.

  Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Bryan Gourlay's Grandmother's younger sister

Grandmother's sister

20.

Cabinet Print by Parisian Photo Company  -  Bryan Gourlay's Great-grandfather in Fire Officer's Uniform

Great-grandfather

 

Parisian Photo Co.

Fronts of the Cabinet Prints

Most of the Parisian Photo Co portraits that I have seen have been of ladies;  some have been of groups; very few have been of men or children.  This contrasts with the mix of subjects found on John McKean's cartes de visite.

Tissue was originally attached to cabinet prints and cartes-de-visite in order to protect the photographs.  Most of these old photos lost their tissue many years ago, but for 13 and 14 below it is still attached and has been folded back behind the card.

Parisian Photo Co's used many different styles and typefaces for the printing below the picture on the front of the card.

Edinburgh and Leith Studios

Parisian Photo Co had  studios at:

-  1887-1914:   75 Princes Street / 1 Hanover Street, Edinburgh. 

Both addresses refer to the same building, on the corner of the two streets.

-  1889:           41 / 45 Bernard Street, Leith

Almost all the cards I have seen have been from the Edinburgh studio.

Backs of the Cabinet Prints

Parisian Photo Co's cabinet prints had a wide variety of styles of back.

It would be interesting to find some Parisian Photo Co. photos with dates written on the back then determine which style(s) of front and back the company used in different years.

Studios

Edinburgh, Galashiels, Aberdour

Here is a Parisian Photo Co cabinet print that has addresses of studios in Edinburgh and Galashiels on the back:

 The back of a Parisian Photo Co cabinet print, showing the company's studio addresses in Edinburgh and Galashiels

Here is a cabinet print that gives studio addresses of 75 Princes Street, Edinburgh and Aberdour

 

Cabinet Prints:     A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L     M    Mac/Mc    N    O    PQ   R    S    T    U    V     W    XYZ     Views

 

Cartes de Visite:    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L   M   Mac/Mc    N    O    PQ   R   S   T   U    V    W    XYZ     Views

 

More cartes de visite and cabinet prints can be found on the Newhaven Fishwives page.

 

 

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