Alex Ayton jun.

Cartes de Visite   -   No 6

6.

Alex Ayton jun  -   Carte de Visite  -  No 6  -  front 

6.

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 6  -  back 

BACKS:  Fortunately, somebody has written the date, name and age on the back.

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce any of the images above, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

 Alex Ayton jun.

Cartes de Visite   -   Nos 7 and 8

7.

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 7  -  front 

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 7  -  back 

8.

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 8  -  front 

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 8  -  back 

BACKS:  Studios in Edinburgh and Londonderry.  On the back of these photos, some evidence can be seen of the tissue that was once attached (as for No.5).

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce any of the images above, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

 Alex Ayton jun.

Cartes de Visite   -   Nos 9 and 10

9.

Ales Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 9  -  front 

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -   No 9  -  back 

10.

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 10  -  front 

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 10  -  back 

BACKS:  Different styles of back.  In both cases, studios in Edinburgh and Londonderry. 

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce any of the images above, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

 Alex Ayton jun.

Cartes de Visite   -   Nos 11 and 12

11.

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 11  -  front 

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 11  -  back 

12.

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 12  -  front 

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 12  -  back 

BACKS:  Photos are smaller than Nos 1 to 10, but mounted on the same size of card, presumably to allow them to be fitted into a carte de visite album.

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce any of the images above, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

 Alex Ayton jun.

Question

Studios

Several of the cartes de visite above have studio addresses in both Londonderry and Edinburgh.

However, Jim Low of Toronto Edinburgh has told me of one of his photos that has a different Londonderry address.  Jim writes:

"On the back of my photo it says:

Patronized by H. M. The Queen
Alexr Ayton
Photographer
Ship Quay Place
Londonderry
and
43 N. Bruntsfield Place
Edinburgh

"

Date?

Jim wonders if anybody else has a photograph with the same inscription, and if they can tell him when his photo might have been taken.  His estimate is '1870-81, possibly later.'

The only information that I can provide is that Alex Ayton was based at '43 North Bruntsfield Place', Edinburgh from 1881 to 1890.  His business remained at the same studio fro about another 50 years, but from 1891 onwards, the street was named 'Bruntsfield Place.

I don't have any information about the addresses and dates of the Ayton studios in Londonderry.

If you can help to answer Jim's question, please e-mail me and I will pass on your message to him.

Thank you.       -  Peter Stubbs:  May 24, 2007

 

 

 Ayton's Cartes de Visite:              Nos 1 to 5         Nos 6 to 12

 

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