The first record I can find of Alexander Lawrie being a professional
photographer is in 1866.
Here is detail from the back of a carte de visite by A Lawrie,
describing him as successor to Duchauffour & McIntyre at 31 Whitfield Place
When and where was Alexander Lawrie’s photographic business first established?
Some of his cartes de visite say:
“Photographed at the Oldest
Establishment in Leith”.