Nettie Bee lived in the Rosemount Buildings in Edinburgh, Scotland, with at least two sisters (Chrissie and Edith). Her mother also lived there, but her father is never mentioned, so I'm not sure if he lived there or not. The apartment would have been very small, with one bedroom, one bathroom, and dining in the kitchen.
Rosemount buildings is a three-story brick building built in Edinburgh's West End. The building, which was constructed for working class families in the 1860s, is now part of the West End Conservation Area.
Here's what it looks like today.
And here's the inner courtyard.
The door to # 9 is on the second floor (first, if you're from the UK), the blue door with the potted plants in front.
On the front of the card of John o'Groats in northern Scotland, he wrote: I would like to take you here for a day.
The message on the back reads:
8th Aug. 21 Shore St. Thurso
Home today for six days Leave, spending most of the time with Jessie and Maggie. Sorry you did not come along with them. Drop a line + let me know how you are getting on. I would like to hear from you before going away with best love I remain yours faithfully
Hope you enjoy your holidays