Postcard - WR&S Reliable
Musselburgh High Street -
Card posted 1905
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Musselburgh High Street
Musselburgh lies beside the
Firth of Forth, to the east of Portobello, and about 5 miles to the east
of the centre of Edinburgh.
This postcard was published by
WR&S, a company that published many postcards of
Edinburgh and a few books of views of Edinburgh in the early 1900s.
The two ladies in the pastel-coloured dresses are unlikely to have been
in the original photograph. WR&S added figures
such as these 'in the darkroom' to many of their photos of local scenes,
in order to produce more glamorous postcards.
The card was posted from
Musselburgh to Edinburgh on 25 July 1905 by Nellie, who appeared to have
confidence in the postal service. The card read:
If you can spare the time to come here
tomorrow (Wednesday) please come.
Can you let me know?