Carte de Visite

E W Dallas

125 Princes Street, Edinburgh

Officer with Medals

Carte de Visite from Ovinius Davis' studio  -  Policeman

   Reproduced with acknowledgement to Judy Jeon-Chapman


Officer with Medals

Thank you to Judy Jeon-Chapman for allowing me to reproduce this carte de visite.  The name on the back of this photo is 'EW Dallas, 125 Princes Street.  This was the studio address for EW Dallas from about 1864 to 1871.

Judy wrote


"I have been  tracing my Scottish ancestry recently, and studying my great-grandmother's photo album, trying to discover the identities of the individuals.

This photo, from her album, is of an officer with several medals on his chest, one a very large 7-pointed star.

It might be General William MacBean.  One branch of my family is the MacBean clan so that might be possible.  I have compared it to a photo of General William MacBean when he was older, but I'm not certain it's the same man."



"This photo was taken between about 1864 and 1871.  Do you recognise this uniform and/or the medals?  I believe the 7-pointed star is the Order of the Medjid.  I'm not certain how many people received that medal.  He may also be sporting a Victoria Cross."

Judy Jeon-Chapman, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA:  Mar 24 + 29, 2010

Reply to Judy

If you have any knowledge of uniforms and/or medals, and would like to send a reply to Judy, please email me, then I'll pass on this message to her.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs, July 8, 2008


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