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John W Powell

The only photograph I have seen by this photographer is a carte de visite in the National Portrait Gallery collection.  The subject is a man dressed in a kilt with a sword, wearing a bonnet with a feather in it.

On the reverse of the carte de visite is printed: 

JW Powell, successor to TH Douglas,

 1 South Hanover Street. 

JW Powell appears in the 1881 census, described as photographer, aged 60, born in England, living at 8 Kirk Street, Edinburgh.  He was a lodger living with James and Margaret Grieve.  James was a Clerk (Accountant).