Item is a beige card with full length portrait of a black woman in dress with hoop skirt, dark embroidery down the bust areat with button details, and a belted waist. She wears a small bonnet on the back of her head. Photograph taken in studio setting with drapery and small side table. She rests her hand on a book on the table. On verso, photographer's stamp with the letters "R" and two "h"s intertwined followed by the text "HUGH H. RITCHIE/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ 146 PRINCES STREET/ OPPOSITE THE LOTHIAN ROAD/ EDINBURGH".
Item is a cream coloured card with thin brown border and brown letterpress at the bottom edge, "A. W. STEELE/ LEITH". Photograph is a vignetted portrait of a man in sack coat and tie. On verso, pink card backing is lithographed with a ribbon containing the text "PERSEVERE" and the design of a tall ship with a lady at the centre. Below, the letters "A" "W" and "S" are intertwined. The bottom half of the card contains the text "A. W. STEELE/ FINE ART & PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,/ 8, Bernard Street,/ LEITH./ Copies may be had/ PORTRAITS ENLARGED OR DIMINISHED/ COLORING ARTISTICALLY EXECUTED/ Marion Imp Paris".
Item is a beige card with full length portrait of a man in highland dress in a studio setting with column at the left. On verso, geometric interlace border with text at the centre, "Wm REEVIE,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ BALLATER./ More of this can be had at any/ time on sending name." Above text, a royal crest with phrase from the Order of the Garter, "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense".
Item is a white carte-de-visite with hand-tinted print showing man in Highland dress with kilt, leaning on chair in studio setting. On verso, in black letterpress, "BARNES & SON/ Photographers/ 422,/ MILE END ROAD,/ AND AT/ BEDFORD HOUSE/ 6, Bedford Place,/ COMMERCIAL ROAD EAST./ DUPLICATES/ may be had at any time/ No." followed by "6864" in ink.