"Here is a
my father, John
McMahon (the smaller boy) and
Richard (Dick) McMahon.
My father looks about a year to 15
months old, so the photo must have been taken in late-1913.
It's interesting to see:
not to mention the donkey cart.
The traffic policeman at the crossing of the Mound onto
Princes Street and into Hanover Street is very clever, as is
the lady crossing Princes Street and looking straight into the
shot. It looks like the
backdrop was painted from a photograph that someone took."
photo here was a postcard, unfortunately without any
indication on the rear as to who took the
photo and where it was taken. My
grandmother sent it to her sister in Liverpool.
Does anyone know of
any Edinburgh photographer who could have had such a backdrop
- not to mention the stuffed donkey?"
Stephen McMahon, Munich, Germany:
November 19, 2012