Postcard by Elsmere Studio, Portobello

School or Girls' Home?

Where and When?

Photograph from Elsmere Studio  -  Where and when might this photo have been taken?

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

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   Photograph from Elsmere Studio  -  Where and when might this photo have been taken?

 

School or Girls' Home

Thank you to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh, for sending this photograph to me.

Archie wrote

The Photographer

"This photograph has the impressed mark 'Elsmere Studio, Portobello' in the bottom right corner, but there is no location given on the postcard back."

The Girls

"The uniforms show that the girls are divided into at least four different groups. There are various types of collars.  Some girls have ribbons with bows under the collars.   The white neckerchiefs have anchors on them and check the number of stripes on the sleeves of the girls' tunics."

Obviously wherever and whatever it was this was a place where people knew their place. Do the uniforms of the staff indicate a girls' home rather than a school?"

Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh:  December 17, 2007

If you can help to answer the questions above, please e-mail me, then I'll pass on the details to Archie.

Thank you.    - Peter Stubbs:  December 22, 2007

 

Groups  -  School Classes

 

 

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