Photograph by Thomas Burns

John Center's Family

Willie & Amy Center


Willie Center and Amy Center

Photograph by Thomas Burns of Willie Center and Amy Center, the son and wife of John Center, an Edinburgh photographer and bagpipe maker.

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Veronika Ihlenfeldt


Willie Center and Amy Center

Above is a carte de visite of Willie and Amy Center, from the studio of Thomas Burns, 5 West Maitland Street, Edinburgh.  This studio was at this address from 1889 to 1910.

Willie Center was the son of the Edinburgh professional photographer and bagpipe maker, John Center.  He was born in 1877 and married in Durban, South Africa, 1904.  Amy Center was Willie's wife.

This photograph may have been taken in the late 1890s before Willie left Edinburgh, or perhaps in the early 1900s before the family emigrated to Melbourne in 1908.

Thank you to Veronika Ihlenfeldt for details above.  John Center was a brother of her great great grandmother.


John Center and the Senter Family

Most of the family were named Senter. John used the name Center.

George was Center (marriage records), but Centre (christening records).


John Center                    Jane                     Willie and Amy

Family Tree                   Leaving Scotland                   Today


John (Aberdeen)         John (Edinburgh)          Family (Edinburgh)

Cartes de Visite

John Center                  By John Center:   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8


Bagpipe Maker                        Bagpipe Photographs