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Cabinet Print of John Baillie, Baker, Portobello

George McKenzie

Cabinet Print

Cabinet Print by George Mckenzie  -  John Baillie, Baker, Portobello

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley Portobello

Cabinet Print (back)

Cabinet Print by George Mckenzie  -  John Baillie, Baker, Portobello  -  back

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley Portobello

Photographer

George McKenzie

Paisley and Edinburgh

George McKenzie established photographic businesses in Paisley in the West of Scotland,  which he ran for about 45 years from around 1850, except for a brief period, 1877-81, when he was based in Edinburgh.

The photograph above was presumably taken during the 1877-1881 period when he was based in Edinburgh.  Most cabinet prints of the period were studio portraits, so it makes a refreshing change to see this outdoors view.

 

Baker

John Baillie

Thank you to Archie Folie, Portobello, for providing the photograph above and the details below.

Archie wrote:

Baker in 1850s

John Baillie was considered to be one of the foremost bakers in Portobello, and seems to have started his business in the 1850s.

He supplied the Portobello Cooperative Society for a few years when it began in 1864 until it founded its own bakery.

Archie Foley, Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland. 15 September 2005

 

Thank you to Elizabeth Baillie, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, for sending me the additional information.  Elizabeth's husband is the great grandson of John Baillie, Portobello.

Elizabeth wrote:

Family

John Philips Baillie was born in Dundee in 1839 and by the time he married Mary Laing Ovens in 1862 he was already a Master Baker with an address of 34 Portobello High Street.

In the 1891 Census the home was at 21 Tower Street and a family of three sons, one having died in childhood, and six daughters had been born.

John Philips Baillie died in 1892 but his widow and sons George and John continued the business.

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1895-96

In the advertisement in the Portobello Directory of 1895-1896, the business is well established with two premises:

-  one at  51 "High Street (opposite Tower Street)"
-  another at "86 High Street (adjoining National Bank)".

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1900-01

In the advertisement in the Portobello Directory of 1900-1901, the wording of which is virtually unchanged, the premises are listed as:

-  "95 High Street (opposite Tower Street)"
-  "160 High Street (adjoining National Bank)"
-  "Morton Street, Joppa".

It would seem that a re-numbering of the High Street had taken place.

Business Closed

1934

George Baillie having married Emma Eva Rutherford Thomson, a Teacher of Singing, is found with his young family at 54 Regent Street, in 1901.

He continued the business until his death in 1934 but as both his sons were in the Merchant Navy the business was closed and became the Melrose Dairy.

Milk Deliveries

Pony and Cart

My husband remembers that Mrs Melrose delivered milk from a churn on a pony and cart and he was given a ride on the cart down into Portobello from his home in Wakefield Avenue.

Elizabeth Baillie, Lincolnshire, England.  November 18, 2005

 

 

George McKenzie

 

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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