Photographs by

 Kenneth Field Balmain

Son of the Edinburgh Professional Photographer, James CH Balmain

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1.

North Berwick Golf Course

Date of the photo and names of the players players not known

North Berwick Golf Course  -  Photo taken by Kenneth F Balmain

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mrs Terry Anne Balmain Banks, granddaughter of the photographer, Kenneth F Balmain

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2.

Elizabeth Kate Balmain

The much-photographed daughter of Kenneth Field Balmain

Photo probably taken on the beach at North Berwick, around 1934

Elizabeth Kate Balmain, possibly on North Berwick beach.  Photo taken around 1934  by Kenneth F Balmain

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mrs Terry Anne Balmain Banks, granddaughter of
the photographer, Kenneth F Balmain and daughter of Elizabeth Kate Balmain in the photograph above.

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3.

The Forth Bridge

Photo taken from South Queensferry.  Date of the photo not known. 
Please email me if you can recognise the models of these cars.

The Forth Bridge photographed from South Queensferry.  Photo taken by Kenneth F Balmain.  Date of the photo not known.

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mrs Terry Anne Balmain Banks, granddaughter of the photographer, Kenneth F Balmain

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4.

Edinburgh Castle

Photo taken from Castle Street, looking across Princes Street to the castle..  Date of the photo not known. 
Please email me if you can recognise the models of these cars. Is that a white rolls on Princes Street

North Berwick Golf Course  -  Photo taken by Kenneth F Balmain

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mrs Terry Anne Balmain Banks, granddaughter of the photographer, Kenneth F Balmain

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5.

Brass Band marching along Princes Street

Date of photo not known.  Please email me if you know the reason for this parade?

Princes Street, behind the band, appears to be lined with soldiers
The North British Hotel (now The Balmoral Hotel) and Scott Monument  are in the background.

Brass Pand in Princes Street  -  Photo taken by Kenneth F Balmain

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mrs Terry Anne Balmain Banks, granddaughter of the photographer, Kenneth F Balmain

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6.

Craigmillar Castle

Date of this photo not known.  The castle looks very similar today, but there are no cows in the fields now.

Craigmillar Castle  -  Photo taken by Kenneth F Balmain

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mrs Terry Anne Balmain Banks, granddaughter of the photographer, Kenneth F Balmain

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7.

Granton Harbour

The slipway on the east side of Middle Pier.  Date of this photo not known.

Was the low building on the left the railway station.  The building on the right is still standing, but empty.

Granton Harbour -  Photo taken by Kenneth F Balmain

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mrs Terry Anne Balmain Banks, granddaughter of the photographer, Kenneth F Balmain

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Cramond Foreshore

Date of this photo not known.   Please email me if you can recognise the models of these cars.

 Cramond at the mouth of the River Almond where it joins the Firth of Forth.  It's a popular spot for sailing.

Cramond Foreshore  -  Photo taken by Kenneth F Balmain

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mrs Terry Anne Balmain Banks, granddaughter of the photographer, Kenneth F Balmain

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9.

Looking down on Holyrood and across to Arthur's Seat

from the slopes of Calton Hill.  This looks like a good example of 'Old Reekie'

Date of the photo not known, but it was taken when Holyrood still had industries, and no Scottish Parliament.

Cramond Foreshore  -  Photo taken by Kenneth F Balmain

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mrs Terry Anne Balmain Banks, granddaughter of the photographer, Kenneth F Balmain

 

Enlarge these 9 photos

  North Berwick Golf Course  -  Photo taken by Kenneth F Balmain

 

 

1.

James Charles Halyburton Balmain
Photographer with studio in Edinburgh

Background

Photographs

Balmain Family

JCH Balmain  -  recreation

JCH Balmain  -  photography

George Haliburton Balmain

Studio addresses and dates

Cramond *

Maule's Department Store *

North Berwick  seaside *

North Berwick  model yacht

North Bridge elephant parade  

Princes Street  West End  

Princes Street  East End  

St Giles Cathedral *

Portrait  Wood Family 

 * Possibly by Balmain: found in the Yerbury Collection.
   The Balmain business was
taken over by Yerbury.

Drawing

Pencil Portrait

 

2.

Kenneth Field Balmain
Photographer who lived in North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

Son of James CH Balmain

Photographs of Edinburgh and North Berwick

 

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