'Old Edinburgh' Exhibit
The scenes above is from the Old Edinburgh Exhibit in the
International Exhibition of Science & Art held at the Meadows,
Marshall Wane had
exclusive rights to take photographs in this part of the 1886
exhibition. The buildings had been specially erected for the
exhibition as an example of life in earlier times in Edinburgh. It
was hoped that these buildings could remain after the exhibition closed,
but planning consent was not granted so they were taken down.
The Black Turnpike
Behind the Guard-House, standing to the west of the
Tron church was
Black Turnpike, reported to have been a sumptuous building,
built in 1461.
belonged to George Crichton, Bishop of Dunkeld in 1527. It
was the town mansion of the provost of Edinburgh in 1567, and the
building from which Mary Queen of Scots was brought, prisoner.
Cartes de Visite - Cabinet Prints
The Old Edinburgh scenes above from the 1886
exhibition were first published by Marshall as Cabinet Prints and Cartes
de Visite. The Edinburgh Room at Edinburgh City Library has some
examples of these.
These views were later published as postcards. I believer that
there are several series of postcards, each comprising probably about 8
or 12 views.