of Edinburgh's early photographers were based in central Edinburgh, particularly
in Princes Street, in the Edinburgh New Town.
the mid eighteenth century, the streets of central Edinburgh
were very similar to today.
had wide streets and Georgian buildings. It
was here, particularly in Princes Street, that the photographers established
was situated around the Royal Mile, leading from the Castle to Holyrood Palace
There were overcrowded high tenement buildings, with and narrow lanes - very few
photographers were based here
in the century, photogaphers opened for business elsewhere in central Edinburgh,
and also in Leith and Portobello.