"I've discovered that the photographer,
William Kyles, was my Great Grand Uncle,
through his sister Margaret who married William MacKay. Their
daughter, Euphemia married my father's father William Donaldson.
I've been intrigued by
this photo of a group on the EdinPhoto site. I've come across this photo
before, when it was described as showing an actors' troupe"
"However, and possibly,
and rather fancifully, I wonder if this photo might be a
family group of William Kyles' own (or possibly my) family.
The sitters in the group appear to have taken
relaxed poses in the presence of the photographer - a little
unusual in Victorian times."
Keith Donaldson, Peebles, Borders, Scotland: June