The map below shows the studios in
Street in the 1850s and 1860s. Princes Street is the road with
the tramway track that runs across the bottom of the map.
has an open outlook to the south, looking over Princes Street Gardens towards
Edinburgh Castle. The top floor rooms would have been bright and
suitable for photography, particularly with the prospect of trade from the
passing tourists below.
This was the street
chosen by several of Edinburgh's early photographers.
The number of early
photographic studios in Edinburgh - 1840
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