Postcard Portrait from Morrison's Studio

A Group of Girls

Who are they?

Where and when might this photo have been taken?

Postcard Portrait from Morrison's Studio  -  A group of girls.  Who are they?

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Dick Martin, Borders, Scotland

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The back of a Postcard Portrait from Morrison's Studio  -  A group of girls.  Who are they?

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Dick Martin, Borders, Scotland

 

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   Postcard Portrait from Morrison's Studio  -  A group of girls.  Who are they?

 

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1.

Dick Martin

Borders, Scotland

Thank you to Dick Martin for allowing me to reproduce this photo.

Dick wrote:

What Group of Girls?

    Postcard Portrait from Morrison's Studio  -  A group of girls.  Who are they?

"I found this photo of a group of young girls, taken by and possibly at Morrison's Studio 137 Leith Street, Edinburgh, amongst an old family collection of photos.

 I've no idea who the group are. Can anyone help me regarding who they my be?  I thought it may have been Girl Guides but I can't find a guides uniform to match."

What Group of Girls?

"Morrison's Studio at 137 Leith Street opened in 1915/16.  A low negative no. (415) has been written on the back of the photo., suggesting that it would have been one of the early photos to have come from that address."

Postcards

"The page of Morrison's Studio photos on the EdinPhoto web site only mentions Post Card portraits.  These all seem to have been  taken in Morrison's  studio and have Ref. Nos. of 5 or 6 digits.

This one, although it is post card size, has been taken outside and has no printed "Post Card" on the back."

Dick Martin, Borders, Scotland:  April 1, 2013

Postcard

Agreed, Dick:

My Morrison's Post Card Portraits all have the words "Post Card" printed on the back, and yours does not have. 

The  back of a A postcard of a young William John Stewart Wood  -  From Paterson's 'Burgh Studios'

However, as you say, all the cards are the same size.  Also, the Morrison's studio name and address is printed across the middle of your card in a way that would allow a postcard message to be written on the left-hand side of the card and address on the right-hand side.

The back of a Postcard Portrait from Morrison's Studio  -  A group of girls.  Who are they?

The fact that the words "Post Card" are not printed on the back of your photo may be further evidence in favour of your photo being one of the first to have been produced from this studio  -  but we don't yet know who the girls are!

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  April 30, 2013

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Bob Burnett

Borders, Scotland

Thank you to Bob Burnett who wrote:

What Group of Girls is this?

    Postcard Portrait from Morrison's Studio  -  A group of girls.  Who are they?

The Girls' Guildry

"Whilst I cannot name the individuals concerned, I may be able to help with the organisation.

These girls appear to belong to The Girls' Guildry.  It was formed in Glasgow in 1900, then became part of the Girls' Brigade  This  Girls' Guildry web site shows identical uniforms being worn in their early days.

The curious aspect is the wearing of what appear to be saris by some of those seated in the front row, I believe the organisation has units in Asia, so this may have been an early exchange visit.  The Girls' Brigade may be able to answer this question and that of where the pic was taken."

Bob Burnett, Edinburgh:  June 8, 2013

 

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