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Affiliate Member George Popowitz of St James Lodge No 971st March 1850

  Candidate’s Name Brother George Popowitz

 DOB Age 39yrs

 Address 60Princes Street

 Other Offices of St James Lodge No 97

 Affiliated Member 1st March 1850

RWM of the Celtic Brother Robert Murray 1850

George Popowitz was initially a daguerreotype photographer.

He became noted for his albumen on glass work.

George Popowitz appeared in Slater's Directory at this address in 1855, then In the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directory at the same address in 1854, 1855 and 1856.

However, I have been told that a will for George Popowitz was recorded at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on 31/1/1852 and that it is therefore likely that he died shortly before that date.  [John J Hadden]

So, did the studio at 60 Princes Street continue to operate under the name of George Popowitz for about four years after his death, and if so, who was operating it then? The business was still advertising under the name of Popowitz in 1853. Was the advert below perhaps addressed to Members of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland meeting in Edinburgh.