102 South Bridge
"The sale could not have attracted the proper
interest though, for it would appear that Tunny must have bought Asher
out. An advertisement appeared a few years later in 'The Scotsman'
newspaper on 22nd February 1870, this time offering the studio for lease,
with all applications to be made to Tunny at 93 Princes Street.
A photographer named W S Mackie took up the
lease just before the end of 1867 and through into 1868.
[He was presumably one of the Mackie Brothers. The
trade directories show photographers, Mackie Brothers at 105 South Bridge
in 1867, and GR Mackie at 102 South Bridge in 1868.]
There is no apparent record of any
photographers working from 102 South Bridge during 1869-1871.
[The studio continued to be listed in Tunny's name
in the trade directories from 1869 to 1872.]
The lease for the studio came up again in
February 1872. The rent being asked for was £35 per annum."
[George R Lawson appears in the trade directories
with his studio at 102 South Bridge from 1874 to 1910]