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 Alex Ayton jun.

Cartes de Visite   -   No 6

6.

Alex Ayton jun  -   Carte de Visite  -  No 6  -  front 

6.

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 6  -  back 

BACKS:  Fortunately, somebody has written the date, name and age on the back.

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce any of the images above, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

 Alex Ayton jun.

Cartes de Visite   -   Nos 7 and 8

7.

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 7  -  front 

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 7  -  back 

8.

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 8  -  front 

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 8  -  back 

BACKS:  Studios in Edinburgh and Londonderry.  On the back of these photos, some evidence can be seen of the tissue that was once attached (as for No.5).

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce any of the images above, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

 Alex Ayton jun.

Cartes de Visite   -   Nos 9 and 10

9.

Ales Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 9  -  front 

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -   No 9  -  back 

10.

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 10  -  front 

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 10  -  back 

BACKS:  Different styles of back.  In both cases, studios in Edinburgh and Londonderry. 

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce any of the images above, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

 Alex Ayton jun.

Cartes de Visite   -   Nos 11 and 12

11.

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 11  -  front 

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 11  -  back 

12.

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 12  -  front 

Alex Ayton jun  -  Carte de Visite  -  No 12  -  back 

BACKS:  Photos are smaller than Nos 1 to 10, but mounted on the same size of card, presumably to allow them to be fitted into a carte de visite album.

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce any of the images above, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

 Alex Ayton jun.

Question

Studios

Several of the cartes de visite above have studio addresses in both Londonderry and Edinburgh.

However, Jim Low of Toronto Edinburgh has told me of one of his photos that has a different Londonderry address.  Jim writes:

"On the back of my photo it says:

Patronized by H. M. The Queen
Alexr Ayton
Photographer
Ship Quay Place
Londonderry
and
43 N. Bruntsfield Place
Edinburgh

"

Date?

Jim wonders if anybody else has a photograph with the same inscription, and if they can tell him when his photo might have been taken.  His estimate is '1870-81, possibly later.'

The only information that I can provide is that Alex Ayton was based at '43 North Bruntsfield Place', Edinburgh from 1881 to 1890.  His business remained at the same studio fro about another 50 years, but from 1891 onwards, the street was named 'Bruntsfield Place.

I don't have any information about the addresses and dates of the Ayton studios in Londonderry.

If you can help to answer Jim's question, please e-mail me and I will pass on your message to him.

Thank you.       -  Peter Stubbs:  May 24, 2007

 

 

 Ayton's Cartes de Visite:              Nos 1 to 5         Nos 6 to 12

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Links to Other Pages

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