My Father's Visit to Edinburgh
"Checking through some of my father's old
photos, I found this old wallet full of old black and white negatives
- no views of Edinburgh, I'm afraid.
I know that my father spent a few weeks in
Britain in 1937. He seems to have met a Scottish girl called A
Fergie. there. Her name is on the wallet and I also found some
postcards sent by her."
Pictures on the Wallet
"The front page of the wallet shows a
policeman on a street crossing, his right arm pointing at J B Watson's
In the top-right corner of the picture on the
wallet, in a deep brown box, under the heading 'J B Watson', it says
13-15 Shandwick Place
& 3 Frederick Street
On the back of the wallet there is a picture
showing what was apparently the other Watson shop, On the left, you
see a large clock showing 10.33am, and on the right, Watson's shop, some
pedestrians and a few cars.
The date of the order is 6 August 1937.
The Order No is 8104. It is for 12 prints, in 1A size."
Reginald Witsch, Cologne, Germany:
December 10+12, 2012