J Drummond Shiels

Post Card

The Gourlay Family

Post Card Portrait by Drummond Shiels   -  The Gourlay family

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Gourlay Family

back of the postcard

Post Card Portrait by Drummond Shiels   -  The Gourlay family

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

 

J Drummond Shiels

Post Card  -  The Gourlay Family

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay for sending the postcard of his family above.

Bryan wrote:

Around 1915

"This photo is of my father David, as a young boy, with his sister Jean, and his mother and father.

I guess it was probably taken in 1915, from the age of my father in the photo, soon after my grandfather enlisted Ė maybe just in case he didnít return from World War 1. This photo was taken by Drummond Shiels, 72 Lauriston Place.

Drummond Shiels

I notice you say the Lauriston business was not listed in the trade directories as Drummond Shiels until 1919. However, this photo suggests the change of name may have taken place a little earlier than that. The back of this photo says Drummond Shiels.

My dad was born in September 1912, and looks between two and three in the photo, which would make it around 1915.

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  August 13, 2006

 

 

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