Spotlight Photos Ltd
West side of North Bridge - Robert
Woolley and daughter, Pat
with acknowledgement to Colin McLeod, Battleby, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Colin McLeod wrote:
"This a pair of photos is taken on
the west side of North Bridge, looking north towards Register House and
the Post Office.
These photos show
my grandfather, Robert Woolley, with my mother Pat. The family moved to Edinburgh from Hong Kong
in, I think, 1932. Judging by the age of my mother (she was born in
August 1928) I'd guess the photos were taken no later than 1933.
These photos are printed on two joined
half-size postcard backings, from which a third photo at the top has been
roughly cut, so these were presumably produced in sets of three or more.
The photographer's name is printed on the
Colin McLeod, Battleby, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland:
February 17, 2011
I like the matching fashions
of the two ladies walking away from the camera towards Register House.
Looking at this strip of
photos, it appears that they have been taken with a gap of perhaps a
second or two between each.
Is anything else known about this company?
- Did they have branches throughout Britain?
- How long did they survive for?
- How much did they charge for their photos?
Sheriffhall, Midlothian, Scotland
I was interested to read Simon Capaldi's observation below.
"The two women in the photos are, to me,
'plants' by the cameraman. Both are dressed the same and they are
walking in perfect time. Note how their feet positions match in both
Very clever, but not coincidental!"
Simon Capaldi, Sheriffhall, Midlothian, Scotland: