"I've recently been scanning a large family
album of 150+ cartes de visite from the 1860s to 1890, with a few
cabinet prints. They're mostly from Glasgow and Edinburgh and
points between and beyond.
The album was put together by my
great-grandmother, but hardly any of the photos have names written
on them, so I've been working to try to identify a few of the people
from the context, date and location. The EdinPhoto site has been a
great help in dating some of these photos."
"Not many of the photos have special
features, but I saw on your site mention of a Claude Low photo showing a
painted studio boat with the Forth Bridge in the background.
My album also has a cabinet print like that.
(See top of this page.) It has a featureless dark green back.
The Forth Bridge was completed in 1890, so
I'm guessing the photo comes from shortly after that. I can only guess
who the family might be."
Jeremy Hutson, Durham, England: 23 January 2017