Jewellers and Opticians

46 Princes Street

E Lennie's studio  -  Princes Street

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The Lennie family ran an opticians business from 1840.  The company was based at 46 Princes Street, almost opposite the Scott Monument, from 1856 until 1921. Their premises can be seen on the ground floor of the  corner building in the photograph above.

John Lennie

John Lennie joined the Photographic Society of Scotland in 1856 and joined Edinburgh Photographic Society in 1861.

However, he was listed in trade directories as a photographer for one year only, 1890.

It was from above Lennie’s opticians in Princes Street that George Washington Wilson of Aberdeen photographed Princes Street in the early 1860s.


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