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Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co

 Royal High School

Regent Road, Edinburgh

Royal High School, Edinburgh  -  Art Room

Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co  -  St Hilda's School, Liberton  -  Dining Room, Junior House

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

Royal High School

The Postcard

This postcard is by Buchanan & Co, Croydon, England, a company that produced many postcards of schools, including several in Edinburgh.

It has not been sent through the post.

Here is another postcard of the Royal High school, published by PA Buchanan:

Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co  -  Royal High School, Edinburgh  -  Is it the Library?

The Royal High School

This picture shows the interior of the Royal High School on Regent Road.

Engraving of the Royal High School  -  Published in Germany

 

Question

Art Room

The room in the main picture at the top of this page looks to me as if it may be an Art Classroom, but if you know different, please e-mail me

Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co  -  Royal High School, Edinburgh  -  Is it the Art Classroom?

 

Answer 1

from Phil Wilson

Thank you to Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, who replied a couple of hours after I added the picture to the web site, confirming that the room was indeed the school's Art Room.

Phil sent me a copy of this photograph of the same room taken from the Royal High School's Prospectus, 1925-26.

Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co  -  Royal High School, Edinburgh  -  Is it the Art Classroom?

Please click on the thumbnail image above to enlarge this photograph and read more about it.

with acknowledgement to Phil Wilson:  January 8, 2007

Answer 2

from Brian Gourlay

Thank you to Brian Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, who responded to the two postcards of the Royal High School that I added recently to the web site:  showing the Library and the Art Room.

Brian remembered the Library well, but added:

"Strangely, I don't recognise the art room. I can only think it was not in the main school, but perhaps on the top floor of the building extension near to road up the Calton Hill above the gymnasium which housed science and maths classes when I was there.

During my time, art classrooms were in Regent Terrace where the school occupied houses Nos, 1, 2 and 4 - with the American Consulate at No. 3.

Brian Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire:  January 15, 2007

Brian:  Yes, the room does, indeed seem to have been used for science.  See answer 1 above.

Peter Stubbs:  January 15, 2007

 

 

 

Royal High School

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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