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John Ross

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Trade Directories

Artist

John Ross was listed in the Edinburgh trade directories, described as:

-  Photographic Artist  and as

Photographer and Miniature Artist. 

Studio Addresses

The trade directories listed eight different addresses for his photographic studios between 1858 and 1900, all in central Edinburgh.

 He also had a studio at North Berwick. 

Please click on this link to see cartes de visite from these studios.

Cartes de Visite

 

Princes Street Address

 listed on cartes de visite

I presume that John Ross was proud of the time when his studio was based at 137 Princes Street, and so kept this prestigious address on his cartes de visite long after he had left the street.

Zoom-in to the  back of a carte de visite by the Edinburgh professional photographer John Ross  - from the studio at 36 Hanover Street

Every one of the John Ross cartes de visite that I have seen mentions the Princes Street address.  These are the ones that I have seen:

137 Princes Street

137 Princes Street

Branch establishment North Berwick

137 Princes Street

Removed to 5 Lothian Road
I never found this address in any trade directories.

137 Princes Street

Removed to 6 Lothian Road

137 Princes Street

Removed to 36 North Hanover Street
(Corner of George Street)
This would be the same address as 36 Hanover Street

137 Princes Street

Removed to 3 Great King Street
Branch establishment North Berwick

137 Princes Street

Removed to 25 George Street

(Nearly opposite the Commercial Bank)
Branch establishment North Berwick
This or any other portrait enlarged to any size & finished in oil or water colours
Medal Awarded for Portrait Painting
Edinburgh International Exhibition 1886

 

Surplus Stock of Cards?

The reason for continuing to refer to  the Princes Street address on his cartes de visite can hardly be attributed to a surplus of unused cards when he moved from his Princes Street studio.

Zoom-in to the back of carte de visite by the Edinburgh professional photographer John Ross  -  lady and handbag

Even the  25 George Street cdv, above, a new design incorporating a medal awarded to him 23 years after leaving Princes Street, referred to the Princes Street address!

Between operating from 137 Princes Street (1856-63) and 25 George Street (1883-96), John Ross had been based at 4 other studios near the centre of Edinburgh.

He seems to have decided not to mention any of these on the backs of his cartes de visite.

These were:

-  1864:  6 Lothian Road

-  1864-65:  5 Hope Street

-  1866-69:  36 Hanover Street

-  1870-82:  3 Great King Street

 

Please click on this link to see cartes de visite from these studios.

Cartes de Visite

 

 

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