George Ritchie Mackay

105 South Bridge, Edinburgh


Photos mounted on carte-de-visite size mounts

GR Mackay  -  Small photograph of two ladies mounted on carte-de-visite size mount

GR Mackay  -  Small photograph of two men mounted on a carte-de-visite size mount

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GR Mackay's Studios

Most of the photos that I have seen by GR Mackay are postcard portraits from the period 1909 to 1921, from his studios at 25 North Bridge and 70 Leith Walk. 

However, the carte-de-visite above is from his earlier studios at 105 South Bridge, where he was based from 1902 to 1908, towards the end of the cabinet print and carte-de-visite era.

They show how different styles of photograph and mount were coming into use in the early 1900s, but using the carte-de-visite size of mount, to enable the photos to  fit into the standard size of photograph album that had been used throughout most of Queen Victoria's reign.

The backs of the two photographs above are both plain white.


GR MacKay and his studio                              More GR McKay photos