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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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Postcards

W R & S

Central Edinburgh

Postcard by W R & S  - St Giles' Tower  -  Watercolour by IMC

St Giles' Tower

Postcard by W &S  -  Calton Hill  -  posted 1904

Calton Hill

Postcard by W R & S  - Edinburgh Castle  -  Watercolour by IMC

Edinburgh Castle

Postcard by W R & S  - Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket, 1837

Edinburgh Castle
 
from Grassmarket

Postcard by W R & S  -  The Royal State Procession, 13th May 1903, leaving Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
Royal State Procession - 1903

Postcard by W R & S  - Edinburgh from the Crags  -  Watercolour by James Douglas

Edinburgh from the Crags

W R and S Postcard  -  Edinburgh University and South Bridge  -  Posted 1923

Edinburgh University

Postcard by W R & S  - Pld Edinburgh, High School Wynd in 1837

High School Wynd

W R & S Postcard  -  Holyrood Park  -  Children's Knox Demonstration, Blue Platform

Holyrood Park

Knox Demonstration

King's Theatre, Tollcross, Edinburgh

King's Theatre

Postcard by W R & S  - Princes Street in 1827

Princes Street

Postcard by WR&S  -  Princes Street, looking east  -  Posted 1905

Princes Street

Postcard published by WR&S  -  Princes Street and Sinclair Fountain from the West End

Princes Street

St Giles Cathedral  -  A postcard in the W R & S 'Reliable' series

St Giles Cathedral

 

 

Corstorphine

W R & S Postcard  -  Corstorphine, Saint John's Road, looking west

Corstorphine

 

Duddingston

W R & S Postcard  -  Duddingston Church Gateway

Duddingston Church Gateway

 

Leith

Post Card  -  Entrance to Leith Docks  - Posted 1903

Leith Docks Entrance

Detail from a Post Card  -  Entrance to Leith Docks  -  Posted 1903

Leith Docks Entrance - Detail

Post Card  -  Entrance to Leith Docks  -  Card not posted

Leith Docks Entrance

W R & S Reliable Series postcard  -  The Foot of Leith Walk

Foot of Leith Walk

W R & S Series postcard  -   Foot of Leith Walk

Foot of Leith Walk - detail

The Shore  -  Leith

Leith - The Shore

 

Marchmont

 W R and S Postcard  -  Bruntsfield, Warrender Park Road  -  Possted 1906

Warrender Park Road

W R and S Postcard  -  Bruntsfield, Warrender Park Road

Warrender Park Road

 

Newhaven

Newhaven New Street  -  Post card by Relaible

Newhaven New Lane

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Newhaven New Lane

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Newhaven Harbour

 

Portobello

Postcard by W &S  -  The Baths, Portobello  -  Posted 1905

Portobello Baths

 

Schools

WR&S Postcard  -  Fettes College  -  posted 1907

Fettes College

WR&S Postcard  -  George Watson's College  -  posted 1907

George Watson's College

Postcard by W R & S  - Edinburgh Hospital from Greyfriars, Edinburgh

Heriots' Hospital
from Greyfriars

 

Around Edinburgh

Bandstand in Dunfermline Public Park  -  WR&S Reliable Series Postcard, posted 1909

Dunfermline Bandstand

WR&S Postcard  -  posted 1918  -  Joppa from the Beach

Joppa from the Beach

WR&S Postcard  -  Musselburgh High Street  -  Card posted 1905

Hopetoun House

W R & S Postcard  -  The Forth Bridge fromQueensgerry

Forth Bridge

Post Card  -  International Exhibition 1908  -  WR&S Reliable Service

1908 Exhibition

 

 

A selection of

 Backs of W R & S Postcards

W R & S Postcard  -  Undivided Back  -  posted 1902-04

Posted 1902-04

W R & S Postcard  -  Single line with very small shield  -  most posted 1904-08

Posted 1904-08

W R & S Postcard  - double line with small shiled at top  -   posted 1905

Posted 1905

W R & S Postcard  - scroll division with shield  -   posted 1908-10

Posted 1908-10

W R & S Postcard  -single line with large shield  -   posted 1915-28

Posted 1915-28

 

W R & S

Publishers of the 'Reliable' series of postcards

Postcards

I have seen more postcards of Edinburgh published by  W R & S than by any other publisher, with the exception of Valentine of Dundee.

Larger Photos

There are also some W R & S photographs of Edinburgh, probably from the early 20th century.  These photos are approx 8 x 10 in.
[Sharon Stobie, Winnipeg]

Did W R & S, like James Valentine and George Washington Wilson, perhaps sell such photos individually and mounted into albums, perhaps in the late 19th century and early 20th century?

Books of Views

I have three books, all with tartan (but different) covers.  The books are published by W R & S and include a collection of their photos.  The books are all entitled:

Edinburgh and Vicinity - An Album containing over 250 Views
with plan and guide to the principal places of interest

These books each have about 60 pages, approx 11 ins wide x 8.5 ins high.  The contents of two of the books are identical, the third is different.  All appear to have been published around 1900

Inside the cover is an advert for W R & S products:

-  Post Cards - The RELIABLE WR&S SERIES View Cards of Great Britain and Ireland are unrivalled.

-  View Albums - All the Principal Towns are published in the RELIABLE WR&S SERIES.

Souvenirs and Charms - With RELIABLE WR&S SERIES Views of all the Principal Towns.

Novelty Post Cards - Amusing Coloured Designs, with strip of 12 RELIABLE WR&S SERIES Views of all the Principal Towns.

 

I also have a fourth book, similar to the above, similar to those above but slimmer and with some different photos.  This is undated, but was probably published around 1920.

 

More Postcards

 

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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