This is one of two styles of backs
used for John Howie's cartes de visite. Both varieties give a
studio address of 16 Princes Street and a date established of 1839
(a date that
Howie jun later revised to 1840)
This back does not include the
large 'H' that appears on
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This picture is disappointing.
Apart from some fading that has occurred, it appears that even in its
original state the picture was not fully in focus.