David Prophet and his Sons
The photographer, David Prophet
(born c.1828) and his sons established a
photography business at 59 Wellgate in 1880.
The business appears to have passed to the
two sons, David (born c.1856) and
William (born c.1863) in 1886
William added a
second studio at 23 High Street, Dundee, 8 years later.
The next generation
William Prophet died in 1932 and the
business was carried on by James Prophet until the 1960's. James Prophet
died in 1970.
D&W Prophet to have taken a large number of
photographs of school classes around Scotland, probably from around the
late-19th century until the 1960s.
Unfortunately, many of these photos that I have seen do
not identify the school, the class or the year that the photograph was taken.
The names printed on the mounts of my D&W Prophet photos of
school classes are:
D&W Prophet –
Edinburgh & Dundee
Edinburgh classes, various dates.
- D&W Prophet – Dundee
Edinburgh class, dated 1961.
Source for dates of birth: 1881
Source for continuation of business by
James: Local History Dept., Dundee Central Library
Source for business details:
Photographers in NE Scotland to 1914 [D Richard Torrance]
Thank you to Gordon Allan for telling me that he has a D&W
Prophet photo, giving this address:
- D&W Prophet
487 Shields Road, Glasgow
Falkirk class, 1958