are some of the old houses at Society. The engraving is
after a drawing by George W Simson.
W Simson RSA was one of a family of
artists in Edinburgh. He was also a member of the
Photographic Society of Scotland, and was in partnership briefly
as Simson & McCraw, Photographers.
Society was a block of old
buildings, to the east of Candlemaker Row, with open ground
sloping down to the Cowgate. They were demolished to enable
Chamber Street to be built.