John and James



Many photos can be found in collections (including the Edinburgh City Libraries collection) bearing the name 'J PATRICK'.  It is not clear to me which of these were taken by John Patrick and which by James Patrick.

Some interesting Patrick photographs of scenes in and around Edinburgh, measuring about 8ins x 6ins, can still be found.  Here is one of Portobello Pier by John Patrick.  Portobello Pier was built in 1871 and demolished in 1917.

Portobello Pier  -  photo by John Patrick

This photograph shows the Forth Rail Bridge under construction,  The bridge was built in the 1880s and opened in 1890.  The photographer is identified as JP, but no indication is given as to whether it was John or James who took the photo.

Photograph of the Forth Rail Bridge under construction in the 1880s  -  by John Patrick

The Edinburgh Room at Edinburgh Central Library and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery both have a number of photographs by J Patrick (but no indication as to whether they were taken by John or James). Subjects include Swanston and a parade of horses with the Duke & Duchess of York driving up the Mound.


Patrick Family


Family Tree


John Patrick


Portobello Pier

Froth Rail Bridge



High Street

John Knox House

John + James


James Patrick and EPS

EPS Member

EPS Lecture 1892

EPS Lecture 1893

EPS Lecture 1894

Other Patricks

James McIntosh Patrick

Jessie Patrick Findlay

Peter Finlay Patrick

William Patrick


James Patrick

Thumbnail Images


Queen's Park

Princes Street

Edinburgh Castle