Alexander Lee (1870 - ):
Alex Lee was born in Barrow-in-Furness, though his family had just moved from Ballycastle, County Antrim. They then moved to Blackpool, where they lived next door to a photographer. Alex and his elder brother, Robert, had a photographic studio in Cape Town, and when they returned from South Africa, Alex set up studios Bath Cottage in Portrush. He went from there to the Giant's Causeway once a week, and photographed people in front of the rock formation known as the wishing chair. With the introduction of the amateur camera, Alex bought a Kodak dealership, which meant that he was permitted to sell cameras and films, and process films. Many of the views of Portrush which he took were sold as postcards. The photographs were endorsed in gold lettering with 'Lee's Studios at Cape Town, Portrush and the Giant's Causeway'. His brother Robert and his sister Henrietta also had photographic studios in Portrush.