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William Halkett

William Halkett was a photographer working first in partnership with Moir, then under his own name.  These were his studio dates and addresses:

Moir & Halkett

34 Bath Street, Portobello

1888-94

Moir & Halkett

106 High Street, Portobello

1888-96

Moir & Halkett

94 High Street, Portobello

1889-92

William Halkett

106 High Street, Portobello

1897-00

William Halkett

  High Street, Portobello - Hartmann Postcard including William Halkett's photographic studio at No 180

180 High Street, Portobello*

This is a re-numbering of 106 High Street, Portobello

1900-09

William Halkett

5 Bath Street, Portobello

1909

William Halkett

37 Wellington Street, Portobello

1910-30

Thank you to Archie Foley, Portobello for pointing out that the houses in Portobello High Street were re-numbered in 1900, so No 106 in the table above is almost certainly the same building as No 180.

William Halkett's name can still just be seen, painted onto the window in the upper floor of 180, Portobello High Street. 

The name is now faded.  This is not surprising.  He left this address in 1909.

Established when?

William Halket claimed, in the 1897 trade directory, to have been established in 1860.   However, in 1860, William Halkett was aged about two!

Moir & Halkett, in 1888-94, advertised that they were established in 1862, but the first evidence that I have found of this partnership in the trade directories was in 1888.

Other Portobello Partnerships

However there have been many partnerships in Portobello, involving Kyles, Law, Kerr, Moir and Halkett.  The first of these to appear in the early trade directories was that between Kyles & Moir, 1863-67.

 

Cabinet Print

Here is one of William Halkett's cabinet prints.  Cabinet prints were popular until the around 1900.  Cabinet prints were usually studio portraits, but this one is an outdoor view.

If you recognise the location, please e-mail me.

Please click on the image below to enlarge it.

Where is it?

   A cabinet print by William Halkett, Portobello  -  Where was this photograph taken?

 

Advertisement

Portobello & District Directory

1905-06

William Halkett (late Moir & Halkett)

PHOTOGRAPHER, FRAME MAKER AND GILDER

180 HIGH STREET, PORTOBELLO

FIRST CLASS WORK AT MODERATE PRICES

SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO CHILDREN

FISHWIFE AND HIGHLAND COSTUMES KEPT

N.B. Framemaking & Gilding in all its Branches.

Fine Selection of Mouldings always in stock

Workshop - 5 Bellfield Lane

 

 

William Halkett

1881 Census

William Halkett  was listed in the 1881 census as:

Photographer:  aged 23

Born:  Edinburgh

Resident:  10 Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Son of:   Christina H

[DRTorramce]

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks