Above is a carte de visite of Willie and Amy Center, from the studio of
Thomas Burns, 5 West Maitland Street,
Edinburgh. This studio was at this address from 1889 to 1910.
Willie Center was the son of the Edinburgh professional photographer
and bagpipe maker, John Center. He was born in 1877 and
married in Durban, South Africa, 1904. Amy Center was Willie's
This photograph may have been taken in the late 1890s before Willie
left Edinburgh, or perhaps in the early 1900s before the family emigrated to Melbourne in 1908.