Professional Photographer

Charles W Sinclair

Charles W Sinclair had studios at 47 Maryfield Place, 1897-1901.

From 1901 until 1920 or 1921, his studio was at 18 London Road.

The studios at 18 London Road studios were then used by:

-  James Coltart until 1931, then

-  JR Coltart & Son until 1952

Here is a post card portrait produced by his London Road studio.

Post Card

Post Card Portraits  -  CW Sinclair

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I have a carte de visite.  The wording on the back is:


[Logo:  Deer and Cross]


Abbey Studio

Charles W Sinclair


London Road



Here is a cabinet print produced by Charles W Sinclair from his studio at 18 London Road.  When  moved there in 1901, it was coming to the end of the era of cartes de visite and cabinet prints.



Charles W Sinclair

1881 Census

Charles W Sinclair was listed in the 1881 census as:

Apprentice Photographer:  aged 14

Born:  Edinburgh

Resident:  24 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh

Father:  John S Sinclair, printer's warehouseman

Mother:  Amelia S Sinclair

[DR Torrance]


A W Sinclair

Who was A W Sinclair, who took this photogravure picture of William Drummond Young?

William Drummond Young  -  1901

Was he related ot Charles W Sinclair?

This photograph was taken in the early 1900s.  It is mounted in a family album.  The photographer's name (if any) on the back of the photo cannot be seen.


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