William T Bashford
was miniature painter and
photographer. Between 1878 (or
probably a few years earlier) and
1930, he was based at several addresses in Portobello - a popular seaside resort
in the 1890s, situated about five miles from Edinburgh.
studio appears to have been well located
for visitors. His cartes de visite
from 1882 to 1893, when he was based at 163 High Street, Portobello, advertised:
“WT Bashford, Argyle House, Portobello, NB.
Precisely at the Tramway Terminus”.
[Note the address: Portobello, NB” i.e. North Britain, rather than
previous studio was at Royton
135 High Street, Portobello.