The above photograph is a tintype, about the size of a carte-de-visite. Scanning it has brought out a lot of detail that cannot be seen on the original, and I particularly like the Bowler hats and casual pose. The man on the left is labelled (in the album) as ‘Uncle Wm’, but try as I might I haven’t been able to find a likely connection to any of the other clues contained in the Welsh Album.
I keep thinking that the tintype might have been taken at the moment when Uncle William arrived on the shores of a new Country.
A carte-de-visite on the same album page depicts a man who looks to be related. It is labelled ‘Jim McRae’ and was taken in Sydney, Australia:
According to information on the internet, the Adelaide Photo. Co. existed from 1892 to 1912, and there are various entries on the Australian passenger lists for a seaman/men named J McRae. I have yet to establish a firm link though.