This is one of two different styles of back that I have seen from
John Ross' studio at 25 George Street.
Here is the
John Ross moved into his studio at 25 George Street in 1883.
However, the back of the card above refers to a Medal awarded in
the Edinburgh International Exhibition 1886, so the photo must
date from 1886 or later, perhaps several years later.
The card gives the address as:
'137 Princes Street. Removed to 25 George Street.'
In fact, John Ross had left his Princes Street studio 23 years
before this photo was taken. I assume, from the back of the
photo above, that he was proud of having once had a studio in
Please also see the
Studio Addresses page to read about the backs of his cartes de visite.