Reply to Archie
Unfortunately I don't have any answers to Archie's questions, other
than to say that judging by the style of this carte de visite, with the
photo mounted on red card, I think that the photo may have been taken
around the 1890s, or possibly 1880s.
The photographer is also new to me (as well as being new to Archie).
I have searched all the trade directories that I have been able to find
covering Portobello, and have found no mention of him in any of them.
This is the first new name that I have found to add to my list of
several hundred Edinburgh photographers for probably about three years.
If you hae any information about T Atkinson, or his studio in Union
Place, or about the uniform that the sitter is wearing, please email me
to let me know, then I'll give you Archie Foley's email address
and you can try sending a message direct to him.
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: January 3, 2013