34 Bath Street, Portobello

Cartes de Visite


Enlargement of a carte de visite by William Kyles

The original photograph is mounted on card 4 ins x 2.5 ins.

Carte de visite  -  Kyles  -  34 Bath Street  -  Group

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Keith Donaldson

Peebles, Borders, Scotland

Thank you to Keith Donaldson who wrote:

William Kyles

Actors' Troupe?

"I've discovered that the photographer, William Kyles,  was my Great Grand Uncle, through his sister Margaret who married William MacKay.  Their daughter, Euphemia married my father's father William Donaldson.

I've been intrigued by this photo of a group on the EdinPhoto site.  I've come across this photo before, when it was described as showing an actors' troupe"

Carte de visite  -  Kyles  -  34 Bath Street  -  Group

Family Portrait?

"However, and possibly, and rather fancifully, I wonder if this photo might be a family group of William Kyles' own (or possibly my) family.

The sitters in the group appear to have taken up rather relaxed poses in the presence of the photographer - a little unusual in Victorian times."

Keith Donaldson, Peebles, Borders, Scotland:  June 8, 2013



Cartes de Visite

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