description on the back
of this card reads:
"Newhaven is a fishing village and haven
adjoining and incorporated within the municipal bounds of Leith.
James IV launched here the 'Great Michael' and sought to make the 'New
Haven of Grace' the trading rival of the neighbouring port.
It is still resorted to for fish dinners and
its principal street preserves many of the 'forestairs' and other quaint
features which have made it beloved of artists.
The Newhaven fishwives retain the picturesque
costume which, along with many of the costumes and traits of character and
physique of the community, is supposed to have descended to them from a
Dutch or Frisian ancestry."