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The Floral Clock

in West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

1913

Floral Clock  -  1913

Postcard by Mclagan and Cumming  -  Floral Clock in Princes Street Gardens  -  1913

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Date of the Postcard

Sketch

Donald Beets, who has been researching Edinburgh's floral clock and collecting postcards of the clock, tells me that this sketch is of Edinburgh's 1913 Floral Clock.

The card has no date printed on it.  It was written on July 2, 1916.

I have also seen the 1916 floral clock described as being a spiral pattern.  (I cannot remember where I read this.)  Was a similar pattern used for the 1913 and 1916 clocks, or is the sketch above perhaps of the 1916 clock?

Photos

Here are two other views of a floral clock which I originally added to the web site with the comment:

"Year not known.  The clock has no words so is presumably pre-1927.  It is rather elaborate, so is presumably not one of the earliest clocks.  Possibly 1916."

Pelham Postcard  -  Floral Clock in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh  -  Which year?       Postcard from an unidentified publisher  -  Floral Clock in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh  -  Which year?

Thank you to Bob Henderson for pointing out that these photos appear to be of the same clock as in the sketch above.  (In the sketch the artist appears to have changed the colours of some of the flowers for artistic effect, but has reproduced the pattern of the clock fairly precisely.)

Acknowledgement:  Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh:  30 May 2012

 

Reply

1.

John Hadden

Edinburgh

Thank you to John Hadden who wrote:

"There is a postcard on the eBid auction site today that appears to be the same as this one:

Postcard from an unidentified publisher  -  Floral Clock in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh  -  Which year?

In that case, the seller has included an image of the back of the card and the postmark can be clearly seen as 2 August, 1913.     ;) "

John Hadden, Edinburgh:  May 30, 2011

John's message above adds weight to the argument that the clock on the postcard above is likely to be the 1913 Floral Clock.

 

 

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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.

 

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