"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 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