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Portobello Beach

Bathing

Valentine Postcard  -  'The Call of the Seaside, Portobello'  -  1935 or 1936

Valentine Postcard  -  'The Call of the Seaside, Portobello'  -   1935

  Peter Stubbs:   For permission to reproduce this picture, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

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   Valentine Postcard  -  The Call of the Seaside, Portobello

 

Portobello Beach

Bathing

This Postcard

The title of this postcard is:  "The Call of the Seaside, Portobello"

 There is no publisher's name on this card, just the words: 

 Post Card

The Address to be written on this side

The View

This view looks from the Firth of Forth back towards Portobello Promenade and Edinburgh. 

On the promenade, there can be seen:

-  The Funfair with its 'Figure of Eight' Railway.

-  The new Portobello Bathing Pool.

In the background is the silhouette of Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.

 

Portobello Beach

Bathing

Question

Who published this postcard?  Was it Valentine?

Comment 1

Thank you to Archie Foley who wrote:

J B White

"I have a copy of this card.  It has the same number, A3320, as your one but was published by J B White of Dundee in the 'Best of All Series'. It was posted on 15 August 1939 and although the original photograph could have been taken well before this I would date it later than 1935. The open-air pool did not open until May 1936 but seems to be operating with flags flying from the building.

Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh:  July 1, 2007

Comments 2

Thank  Archie Foley has a sending me a copy of the this a list of several postcards of Portobello and Joppa, all published by J B White, and their numbers.

Valentine Postcard  -  The Call of the Seaside, Portobello

So this card above certainly appears to be a J B White postcard.

I don't know the exact year that J B White published this card.  The J B White numbers, at least for Portobello and Joppa, appear to be grouped by 'place' rather than by 'year of publication'.  See J B White - Postcard Publisher.

-  Peter Stubbs:  July 8, 2007

Comments 3

Why no Publisher's Name?

Thank you to Alastair White, grandson of J B White, the founder of the company for the following explanation.  Alastair ran the J B White business in the 1960s.

Alastair wrote:

"Yes, there are quite a few J B White  cards with  anonymous backs.        These were (a bit ingenuously I think) issued for a new customer, whereby an old  customer down the road might be fooled into believing that he still had exclusivity on J B White cards."

Alastair White, Northumberland, England:  July 24, 2007

 

J B White - Postcard Publisher

including comments on postcards
of Portobello and Joppa

J B White  -  Company History

 

Portobello
 Pictures

Recollections
1930s-50s

Recollections
from 1960s

 

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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

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks