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McLauchlan

Carte de Visite  -  c1890

Thank you to the author of www.cartedevisite.co.uk for sending me this carte de visite by McLauchlan.  It looks to me as if it probably dates from around 1890 (say, +/- 10 years)

A carte de visite by McLauchlan, Edinburgh

The photographer's name is written, rather than printed, below the picture.  This suggests that he may have been just beginning his business, or perhaps took very few photos.

I can find no reference to him in any of the Edinburgh & Leith trade directories which is consistent with the comments in the previous paragraph.

Portobello Photographer  -  from 1925

The only McLauchlan mentioned in these directories is a James McLauchlan who was based at 21, Promenade, Portobello from 1925 until 1938.

The trade directories show him as being in partnership in 1928, trading as 'McLauchlan & Mason'

Was James McLauchlan related to the earlier McLauchlan, photographer, c.1890?

 

 

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