George Washington  Wilson

Lantern Slide

Edinburgh Old Town and Waverley Bridge

George Washington Wilson  -  Lantern Slide  -  Edinburgh Old Town and Waverley Bridge

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Alastair Griffiths, Middlewich, Cheshire, England

 

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George Washington Wilson  -  Lantern Slide  -  Edinburgh Old Town and Waverley Bridge

 

George Washington  Wilson

Lantern Slide

Thank you to Alastair Griffiths, Middlewich, Cheshire, England, for allowing me to reproduce this lantern slide by George Washington Wilson of Aberdeen.

Alastair wrote:

"This slide is from a collection of slides given to me by my father, 40+ years ago in Liverpool.

This pic is of The Old Town Edinburgh.  It seems to be later than those that you show, of about 1859-60, as the stone bridge has been replaced by a steel one.

It seems GWW wanted to replicate his old images to compare the views from the same spot."

Here is one of the earlier views by George Washington Wilson that Alastair refers to.  It is one half of a stereo view card.  Please click on the thumbnail below to enlarge it.

The photo would have been taken around 1860.  It shows the early stages of the construction of Cockburn Street at the far end of Waverley Bridge.  Construction of Cockburn street began around 1859.

GW Wilson stereo card - Waverley Bridge and Old Town from Princes Street

 

 

G W Wilson

Background

GWW in Edinburgh

Photos and Albums

Post Cards

Photo: Burns Monument

Photo: Princes Street

Photo:  Dean Bridge

Lantern Slide

Stereo Views - List

Stereo Views - Thumbnails

GWW's Instantaneous Views:      Comparison of photos      Location

All Stereo Views:         Background        List of Publishers        Thumbnails

 

 

 

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