Billhead  1904

JF Duthie

Photographic Dealer
13 South St David Street, Edinburgh

 

Receipt with letterhead from Jon Player, Coach Hirer, 1870

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Question

1.

Ron Cosens

England

Ron Cosens, a collector of early photos and cartes de visite wrote:

J F Duthie

Late J M Turnbull

"Here's a little mystery.  This billhead from J Duthie, in which he describes himself as 'Late JM Turnbull.

There is a big time gap between the dates of these two  photographers on the EdinPhoto web site.

The document does not say explicitly that Duthie was a photographer at this time, in 1904.  When did the postal address change from 6 Rose Street to 13 South David Street?

Any thoughts?

Ron Cosens, England:  May 23, 2012

 

Reply

1.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

Duthie and Turnbull

Thanks, Ron, for your comments.  I agree about the time gap if we look at when these two men were photographers with studios in Edinburgh.

However, I also have information for photographic dealers in Edinburgh, based on  the contemporary trade directories.  This neatly bridge some of the 46 year gap that you refer to.  See the table below.

Dates

as Photographers

and Photographic Dealers

Turnbull,  John M

Photographer

14 Nicolson Square

1865-78

Turnbull,  John M

Photographic
Dealer

6 Rose Street

1900

 

Duthie,  JF

Photographic
Dealer

6 Rose Street

1901-02

Duthie,  JF

Photographic
Dealer

13 South Saint David Street

1903-40

Duthie,  JF

Enlarging

13 South Saint David Street

1924-30

Duthie,  JF

Developing & Printing

13 South Saint David Street

1925-40

Duthie,  JF

Photographer

13 South Saint David Street

1924-47

 

Another Generation?

I don't know whether the John M Turnbull and JF Duthie photographic dealers were the same men as John M Turnbull and JF Duthie photographers.  Perhaps at least one of these might have been another generation of the same family.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 23, 2012

 

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