31 Princes Street
1) Thank you to Evelyn Hunt for
me, on 16 February 2012, a copy of a postcard portrait by Colin Campbell, giving the 31
Princes Street address. Evelyn tells me that the date written on the
back of this photo is 'About 1919'.
2) Thank you to Keith Browning for sending
me this copy of a postcard portrait by Colin Campbell. This also
gives the 31
Princes Street address. Keith tells me that the portrait is of his
grandfather, Arthur James Browning. Keith believes the photo
would have been taken around 1917.
3) Jenny Scott for also writing with information
about Colin Campbell's studio at 31
Princes Street. Jenny wrote: "I have a photograph of my
grandfather taken by photographer Colin Campbell who gives his address as
31 Princes Street. The photo is on my
Flickr site. My grandfather's service record
- Sep 1917: detached
to England, on leave
- Aug 1918: detached
to UK on leave
- Mar 1919: posted to
UK, on duty.
Thank you to Pieter Grootes, Best, The Netherlands, for telling me
on 28 October 2012 that he
has a photo in his family collection by Colin Campbell, 31 Princes
Street, which he
guesses was taken in 1908. So it appears that Colin Campbell
was working from this address much earlier than I had expected,
despite lack of any info on him in the trade directories at that
Thank you to Jean Shillcock for sending me, on 5 February 2014, an Autotype photo of a
painting of a horse named Rainbow. Jean told me that the
photo is embossed in the bottom-left corner with the Autotype logo
"sun-like rays above the lettersof 'AUTOTYPE' and has the name
'Campbell Photo Edinburgh' next to this logo.
Please email me if you know which of the Campbells this mightrefer
to, and when the photo might date from.
you also to Mark Robertson for giving me further evidence that
Colin Campbell was in business as a photographer at 31 Princes
Street before 1916. Mark Robertson told me on 23 November 2016
that he has a postcard portrait of his grandfather from WW1 which
has a 'raised watermark' in the lower-right corner, reading: "Taken
in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1915.
Mark tells me that his grandfather pencilled in: "Taken in
Edinburgh, 1915" and that it looks as if the '5' is a correction over what
was first written as a '6'.