This Post Card picture could have been taken late 19th/early 2oth Century. The Emporium was still very much in existence in 1910 when it appeared in several adverts in the 1910 edition of the Easter Ross & District Almanack - incidentally printed by Macpherson. As can be seen it was a Stationers, Tobacconist and sold Fancy Goods (including leather goods). It was also a Toy Shop and sold musical instruments. One of the posters leaning against the building states, "Wanted - 20,000 men- harvest work in Canada", reflecting the fact that they operated as Shipping Agents. Macphersons also had a printing business. One of the adverts in the Almanack is for, "Herbert Taylor Macpherson (formerly MacPherson Bros.), St Duthus Printing works, Tower Street." Another advert is for a John Macpherson with a similar business in Invergordon, possibly the brother alluded to.
|Date added||July 25th, 2007|
|Added by||Tain & District Museum|