Ten Men

with waistcoats and pocket watches

Who?  When?  Where?

Ten men on the steps, wearing waistcoats and pocket watches  -  Who?  When?  Where?

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Winnie Lisowski, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland.

 

Ten Men

Who?  When?  Where?

Do you recognise where this photograph of ten well-dressed men with  waistcoats and pocket watches might have been taken?

If you can suggest who they are, or when and where the photo might have been taken, please email me.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  March 9, 2012

 

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1.

Winnie Lisowski

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Winnie Lisowski who wrote:

Friendly Society?

"I wonder if these men were all members of the Independent Order of Rechabites.  I know that a lot of my family were.

The society was based in Albany Street in Edinburgh, but has now moved down south.

I also noticed that three of the men have a what appear to be similar fobs on their watch chains.  Maybe these were tokens that they had received or, there again, it could just be coincidence."

Winnie Lisowski, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland:  March 9, 2012

 

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2.

Winnie Lisowski

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

Winnie Lisowski added:

Friendly Society?

"I've now found a photo on eBay of eight men, dressed very similar to my photo of ten men:

Ten men on the steps, wearing waistcoats and pocket watches  -  Who?  When?  Where?

They seem to have been in the Temperence Movement, which I find interesting as I know our family were in the Independent Order of Rechabites which is a branch of that movement."

Winnie Lisowski, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland:  May 26, 2012

 

Where is it?

Group Photos

 

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