Retlaws were listed in the
Edinburgh trade directories
as professional photographers with a studio at 79 Princes Street from 1883
submitted photographs to
Practical Photographer to register copyright. This submission is
interesting because it shows that Retlaws were in business the year before
they appeared in the trade directories, and it shows the type of
photography that they were taking in 1892.
[The Practical Photographer, June 1892, p.186]
Retlaws gave their address as Princes Street, Edinburgh. But what
number in Princes Street? No 79 seems likely, except that Jamieson &
Co were listed at that address from 1890 to 1893 in the trade directories.
The 1 July 1892 edition [p.186] included the following
Retlaws - Princes Street,
1. Two photographs of the interior of the Solicitors to
the Supreme Court of Scotland Library, looking east.
2. One photograph of the interior of the Solicitors to
the Supreme Court of Scotland Library, looking west, with music
|3. One photograph of
entrance hall of Solicitors' Library