List of Photographers/Publishers
Post Card Views of
Yellow background denotes an Edinburgh photographer or publisher.
Green background denotes photographer or publisher from
R A (Post Cards) Ltd London
RA Postcards were
probably by Radermacher, Aldous & Co., London
- Princes Street
- Newhaven Harbour, looking
west Posted 1937
- Princes Street and Holyrood
- Roxburghe Hotel, Charlotte
- R Grant & Son, 107 Princes
- St Martin's Church,
Edinburgh (including photos of two of its Ministers)
- The Forth Bridge from South
e-mail me if you can tell me contact details for the person I
should contact for permission to add R A postcards to the
EdinPhoto web site. I have been unable to find these
details. To date, I have added one RA view. It is the
view of South Queensferry above. The view may well have been
taken shortly after the ferry commenced service. If so, this
card will already be out of copyright.
- R B
I have three
RB cards, both
views, within Holyrood Park.
The name of
this company does not appear on their card but a logo appears
consisting of the letters B and R. This is a different
company from B & R above.
- Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat
- Mercat Cross, Royal Proclamation
- St Margaret's Loch, St
Anthony's Chapel, Edinburgh
All have been posted between 1904 and 1910
I have only seen one
postcard published jointly by these two organisations:
- The Royal
Institute of Architects in Scotland and
- The Royal Commission on Ancient & Historic Monuments in
Both organisations are
based in Edinbrugh. Both their emblems have been reproduced on the
back of the postcard. The subject of this card is:
- Dean Village
(drawn by Alexander Archer
R & R
R R R - E
R R Ritchie, Edinburgh
Who was 'RRR - E'?
David Anderson has
made some speculation below, which seemed very reasonable to
me until I read 'Reply 2' below.
anyone been able to tie down the identity of the postcard
publisher RRR-E with any certainty?
Would it be
fair to say that it's likely to be
R Russel Ramsay, as you have
John R Ramsay confirmed as associated with the tag JRR-E.
suggest a father and son, and if overlapping in trade in the
period 1900-10 then the RRR-E and JRR-E idents might
differentiate their businesses.
June 28, 2007
If you can help to
confirm who 'RRR- E' was please e-mail me and I'll pass on the
details to David.
Thank you .
- Peter Stubbs; June 28, 2007.
Thank you to
Donald Manson, Kirkcaldy, who wrote:
days ago I bought a Postcard of The Cottage Hospital,
Kirkcaldy. On the front, on the right-hand side are the initials RRR
reverse there is a 'handstamp' message. The card is
written on behalf of R.R. Ritchie and refers to a Mr
Handyside. The card is
card, like others, be privately made to order for the said Mr
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland: June 10, 2010
Please click on
the thumbnail image above to enlarge the image and to read
further comments from Donald Manson.
Peter Stubbs; June
Thank you to Jane Martin who wrote
providing more evidence that the letters 'RRR over E' referred
to RR Ritchie, Edinburgh. However the message that Jane
sent to me raises more questions.
Jane sent me images of:
a) Postcard of Blairadam
House, Kinross-shire by 'RRR - E'
b) Back of above card which
had a message which appears to have been used to provide a quote for supplying
batches of postcards either by or for R R Ritchie of 82 South
say 6 views
R R Ritchie
82 South Bridge
c) Postcard of Blairadam
House, Kinross-shire by 'B & GB' with a very similar front and
identical back to the card in a) above.
Jane Martin asked:
"Was RRR-E = R R Ritchie?"
It looks like 'yes' to me.
"What is known about
RRR-E?" See below
"What is known about B&GB?" I know
nothing about this Co.
Jane Martin: January 28, 2011
I agree with Jane's conclusion
above. i.e. RRR-E does appear to have been R R Ritchie.
In the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office
Directory, 1903-04, I found this advert for RR Ritchie's
Robert R Ritchie
Wholesale Hardware and Fancy
Importer of every description of
Toys and Foreign Fancy Goods; Wholesale Dealer in Brushes,
Carpet Brooms, Carpet Sweepers, Combs, Enamelled Hardware,
Pocket and Table Cutlery, Bags, Purses, Dressing Cases, Writing
Cases, Photo Albums and Frames, Accordions, Concertinas, Violin
Strings and Fittings, Walking Sticks, Pipes, Cigar and Cigarette
Tubes, Clocks, Watches, Jewellery, Silver and Electro-plated
82 SOUTH BRIDGE, EDINBURGH
this. The date is much earlier than the other two.
- Glencorse Barracks
- Granton Harbour
R & W - E
The name is presumably
an abbreviation for 'R & W - Edinburgh'.
But, who were 'R and W'?
- The Ferry, Cramond
Ralston, W Glasgow
- Floral Clock, Princes Street Gardens (E24)
[The 1956 Clock]
- Rapid Photo Printing
Castle and Galleries
- Edinburgh - Queen
Mary's Bedroom Holyrood
- Edinburgh Princes Street showing Scott's Monument
Rayner, Richard A
Richard A Rayner produced
probably about 400 photos, used on postcards published by JB White, Dundee
in the early 1900s.
Some of these cards were published
under what J B White described as their 'Scotia Series'.
others (in some cases the same images) published without any
Many of these postcards have two
young children in the scene. I assume that these were his
Most of his photos are of a few
locations around the centre and south of Edinburgh:
- Princes Street Gardens
- Edinburgh Castle
- Blackford Hill
- Braid Hills
Here is a
full list of R A
Raynor postcards that I have seen.
This list is in numerical order.
In some cases cards for the same number have minor differences:
perhaps the same scene but different people or transport in the
foreground. In other cases a card may have been withdraw,-
e.g. cards showing scenes for Royal Visits, and been replaced by a
completely different scene.
printed in Italy
Castle and Scott Monument (340/325)
Reis, A Louis & Co, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen
- Views of
Reis, Chas L & Co Glasgow
Dublin and Belfast - from 1910
- The Scott
Palace and Arthur's Seat [+
head of Mary Queen of Scots]
Rembrandt Intaglio Printing Co
Gates of Holyrood
- Rentons Ltd
Prince's Street, Edinburgh
Rhind, W J Edinburgh
- Mission Yacht,
This is the only
postcard that I have seen by W J Rhind, Edinbrugh. I don't
know whether W J Rhind was the photographer or publisher.
Richter, C London
- Granton Docks and Harbour
Rintoul, D Stationer,
Craighall Road, Trinity
I have seen just two postcards by D
Rintoul. Both come from the collection of Malcolm Cant.
- Newhaven Harbour, Looking west
- Newhaven West
Ritchie & Son, William Edinburgh
- See 'W R & S' below for further details
- Fishwife at
opened a bookshop, The Edinburgh Bible Warehouse, in
St Andrew Square, Edinburgh. He later opened a wholesale
stationery warehouse at 16 Elder Street holding a wide variety of
stock, and was known in the trade as "Wullie A'thing"
Following the death of
William in 1900, the business was carried on by his two sons.
post card business of William Ritchie & Son began in
1903. Early cards were printed in Germany. Several logos were
used, including 'WR&S'
R A Rayner [RAR-E]
Robertson, JT Post
Office, Easter Road
- Albion Road, Edinburgh (717)
- Thirlstane Road
Robertson Edinburgh +
- Arden Street, Edinburgh
- Boroughmuir H
G School, Edinburgh
suburbs - Marchmont
suburbs - Thirlston Terrace Posted
Roman Photography, Glasgow
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
This is an
attractive colour postcard which captures the atmosphere of the
gardens well. This postcard may well have been published by
the Royal Botanic Gardens. There is no publisher's name on
but it states 'Crown Copyright'
Royal Botanic Garden - View to the South: Edinburgh
Royal Infirmary Edinburgh
This card comes from the collection
of Malcolm Cant. It is 'postcard-size' but is not a
postcard. The whole of the back of the card is taken up by
"Some Facts and Figures for The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh",
leaving no room for any address or message.
Memento of the Royal Infirmary
- Not posted
- Royal Observatory
- 31 inch telescope at the Royal Observatory, (1987)
suburbs - Granton
2nd Scottish General
Hospital, Craigleith (now 'Western General Hospital')
- Arthur's Sear
- Arboretum Avenue (Initials
'T B T' in corner
- Barclay Church and Glengyle
- Black Watch Memorial, The
Mound (undivided back)
- Blackford Hill
- Bonnington United Free
- Colinton - Fever Hospital: Opening by King Edward,
- Castle and Esplanade
- Castle from Grassmarket
- Castle from
the Grassmarket (The "Raeburn" Series)
- Castle from
Princes Street Gardens (The "Raeburn" Series)
- Castle (two views on one
- Castle Street: Sir
Walter Scott's House
- Craigmillar Castle
- Dean Bridge and Holy
- Duddingston: Prince
- Edinburgh Royal Infirmary,
from the north
- Ferry Boat and Boatman's
- Forth Bridge
- 25 George Square:
Home of Sir Walter Scott's youth
- Gilmerton Village Cross
- Greyfriars' Bobby
- Highland Outfit "In
the Garb of Old Gaul" (undivided back)
- Holyrood Palace and
Arthur's Seat (surround = several tartans)
- Jawbone Walk, West Meadows
- Little France and Queen
Mary's Tree, Craigmillar
- Newhaven Fishwife
- Princes Street and N B
Station Hotel (undivided back)
- Roseburn House
- Royal Scottish Volunteer
- Royal Scots Greys Memorial (probably Valentine)
Visit to Edinburgh, 1905 (several different views)
- St Anthony's Chapel and St
- St John's Church
- St Michael's Church,
- Scotch Fisher Lasses:
"Wha'll buy caller herrin!" (Speedwell)
- Scottish National
Exhibition, Edinburgh, 1908
- View of Water of Leith near
- Waterloo Place
Many 1904-05, some 1906-11, one 1936