Archibald Burns

Carte de Visite

The Scott Monument

Below are the front and back of a carte de visite by Archibald Burns.  Most cartes de visite of the 18th century were studio portraits.  However, Archibald Burns produced landscapes of Edinburgh.


  Reproduced by courtesy of Ron Cosens

  Reproduced by courtesy of Ron Cosens


Archibald Burns

It can be seen that Archibald relied on others to sell his cartes de visite.

His carte de visite above was sold through Hugh Paton & Son, Printseller & Publisher, 115 Princes Street. 

Archibald Buns sold other cartes de visite through Weddell, South Bridge, Edinburgh.



Archibald Burns



Studios  Addresses and Dates

Amateur Photographer

Professional Photographer

Burns' comments on printing skies


Albumen Prints

Picturesque 'Bits' from Old Edinburgh


13 Photographs

Photographs of Edinburgh
with Distinctive Letter Press 
-  2 editions


Edinburgh Old Town, 1871

Photos for the Old Town Improvement Trust


Cartes de Visite

4 views of Edinburgh

Castle from East Gardens

Scott Monument


Stereo Cards:

Background and Thumbnails

Stereo Views - Inchkeith

Stereo Views - John Knox House

Stereo Views - Other Edinburgh

Stereo Views  [large]  -   John Knox House

Stereo Views  [large]  -  Other Edinburgh