James Howie Jun. advertised in several newspapers from 1849 onwards.
Here are a few of the adverts:
The Scotsman 18 December 1849, page 1
Also: The Scotsman 28 December 1850, page 1 (but open Nine A.M. till
PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS AT HALF-PRICE,
on NEW-YEAR's DAY and Two following days
at Mr J HOWIE, Junior's,
49 Princes Street, Edinburgh
First Class, 1s. 6d.;
Second. 2s. 6d.; Third 4s.; Fourth, 7s. 6d.
N.B. - To prevent any disappointment,
Tickets purchased on any of these days will be available for a
Doors open at Half-past Nine A.M.
James Howie Jun. continued to advertise his business in the 1850s. He placed
further adverts in The Scotsman on 20, 24, 27 Aug + 3, 7, 10, 14 Sep
The 11 Oct 1854 advert below is interesting. It speaks of James Howie,
Jun. having been in business as a photographer for eleven years. It gives
the prices of some of his photographs and it describes the location of his
photographic studios at 71 Princes Street.
The Scotsman 20 August 1853, page 1
MR J. HOWIE, Junior's
PHOTOGRAPHIC OR DAGUERREOTYPE
Taken Daily in any weather at 71
Aided by Mr H's beautiful and
artistic Style of Colouring, these Portraits, as Likenesses and
Works of Art, are invaluable.
Observe 71 Princes
N.B. - Established for upwards of
The Scotsman 4 March 1854, page 1
VISIT the NEW GLASS PAVILION
71 PRINCES STREET and procure one
of HOWIE Jun's First-Class COLOURED PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS
Taken in all weathers, from Nine
A.M. till Dusk.
The Scotsman 11 Oct 1854, page 1
Also: 8, 15 Nov 1854
viz. 1s. each
or beautifully coloured and case
1st size, 3s.6d. 2d, 6s. 3d.,
MR J. HOWIE, Junior, in returning
thanks for the liberal patronage he has experienced in Edinburgh for
the last eleven years, has determined (previous to alterations in
his premises) to place within the reach of all for
A SHORT SEASON
which will be taken at his
C H R Y S T A L P A V I L I O N
71 PRINCES STREET, EDINBURGH
(Queen's Temperance Hotel)
with all the latest improved
Splendid Apparatus, and Talented Assistants, commencing on MONDAY
October 2 1854.
The advert below refers to Daguerreotype, Collodion and
Calotype photography being carried out at James Howie's studio. This
advert and others below describe the studio as
the American Photographic Gallery. Howie makes no mention of
this name on the back of his cartes de visite, and I have found no reference to
it in any of the Edinburgh trade directories.
The Scotsman 8 Nov 1854, page 1
The Scotsman 28 April 1855, page 1
of the cheap prices at HOWIE
junior's AMERICA PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY, 71 PRINCES STREET
Portraits taken in Daguerreotype,
Collodion and Calotype
Prices from 1s. First
Class Assistants. Two Glass Pavilions and splendid Apparatus,
advantages unsurpassed by any establishment in Britain.
Observe - 71 Princes Street (opposite the Mound.)
The Daily Express 24 June1855
American Photographic Gallery
71 Princes Street
Well known and First
Class PORTRAITS taken in
this establishment at Half the price charged elsewhere
Prices from One
Shilling. Established for Fourteen Years
The Daily Express 14, 20, 21, 22, 29
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GIFT
What would be the
most acceptable and tasteful Gift for your Friends this Season?
Why! A Life-Speaking PORTRAIT, such as is taken DAILY
at HOWIE JUNIOR's AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION.
71 and 72 Princes
low. viz. from 1s
Handsome Portrait in Morocco Case 3s 6d
Open from 9 till
dusk. Established for fourteen years.
The last sentence in the advert above raises the question of whether
Howie's studio was first opened in:
- 1839 as stated on his early cartes de visite - unlikely!
- 1840 as stated on his later cartes de visite - or
- 1841 as this advert suggests.
address of 71-72 Princes Street is interesting. The trade
directories for this period give Howie Junior's address as being 71
Princes Street from 1852 to 1864. However there was a gap of
two years where the trade directories show no photographer being
based at No72. i.e. the period between Horatio Nelson leaving
in 1853 and the Truefitt Brothers arriving in 1856. It appears
that James Howie Jun may have filled this gap.