Aitken family lived in Princes Street 1851,
then Frederick Street, Edinburgh.
Aitken attended Glasgow Art School, before becoming an apprentice
photographer in Edinburgh. He may well have worked for Edinburgh
Photographic Company with
studios on the corner of Princes Street and Hanover Street .
is a carte de visite, from the Edinburgh Photographic Company. Please
click on this card to see front and back.
sitter is Jessie Aitken, born 1786. On the back is a message
in black ink -
8th June 1866. This is believed to have been written by
John Aitken. [Heather
Bain: g/g/g/g/granddaughter of Jessie Aitken]
went on to become a professional photographer in Hawick in the Scottish
Borders in 1867, then later established a studio in Glasgow, before
retiring in Greenock in the west of Scotland.