Harper & Smellie


The Partnership

D Hermiston Smellie and John Campbell Harper were in business together in Leith from 1899, but separated in 1908, each established their own business.  

Some of Harper & Smellie's cartes de visite used the address Edinburgh; others used the address Edinboro.


Cabinet Prints

I have seen an attractive cabinet print by Harper & Smellie entitled:

"Tea Party at Tain - 1904".  

This was an outdoor scene of 2 gentlemen and 4 ladies, one of them pouring the tea.

The examples below seem somewhat less artistic, making use of a studio backdrop with no camouflage where it meets the floor and a single chair:

Cabinet Prints  -  man and chair  -  Photographer:  Harper & Smellie

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