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Photography Project  -  Edinburgh at Work

Pictures on the walls of the bar at

Café Royal

19 West Register Street, near the East End of Princes Street

1993

 A picture of Benjamin Franklin using a printing press  -  on the wall of the Cafe Royal, Edinburgh

©  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.    Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                     Photograph taken1 November, 1993

 

Enlarge this photo

   A picture of Benjamin Franklin using a printing press  -  on the wall of the Cafe Royal, Edinburgh ©

 

Café Royal

The Picture

Here we zoom in on one of the large pictures, made up of glazed tiles, displayed on the walls of the main bar at the Café Royal, 19 West Register Street, Edinburgh.

This picture is of Benjamin Franklin operating a printing press.

Printing Press

Here is another picture of a printing press.  This is a photo taken in 1992 at Speedspools printing works, Gayfield Place Lane, the last monotype printing company to operate in Edinburgh.  Speedspools closed down a few years after I took this photo.

Speedspools

    Edinburgh at work  -  Speedspools - monotype printers ©

 

Pictures on Pub Walls

in Edinburgh

The Café Royal

19 West Register Street, Edinburgh

There are six framed pictures, each measuring about 6ft high x 5ft wide and made up of glazed tiles, around the walls of the Café Royal bar.

A plaque reads:

“These six pictures painted by John Eyre and manufactured as tiles by Katherine Sturgeon and W J W Nunn of Doulton and Co. All show inventors each at the moment of his discovery. The pictures were shown at the 1886 exhibition, held at the Meadows in Edinburgh and purchased as tiles by an early licensee"

The titles of the pictures are:

1.   William Caxton, Citizen of London, mercer, brought Printing to England, 1476
b.1410    d.1492

2.  Benjamin Franklin, printer, distinguished i science and politics
b.1706    d.1796

3.    Robert Peel makes his first experiment in Calico Printing.
b.1725    d.-

4.    Michael Faraday, Discoverer of Electro Magnetism
b.1791    d.1867

5..  George Stevenson - There is no limit to the speed if the works can be made to stand
b.1781    d.1848

6.   James Watt, inventor of the Steam Condensing Engine and his partner, Matthew Bolton
b.1736    d.1819

Leith Public Houses

Persevere

Near the foot of Easter Road, Leith

There are three large pictures on the walls, each made from painted tiles, depicting scenes from the history of Leith:

1.   Mary Queen f Scots landing at Leith Pier, 1561

2.   King George IV landing at Leith Pier, 1822

3.   The People's Purse, racing at Leith Sands, 1852

Leith Public Houses

Central

Near the foot of Leith Walk, Leith

Around the walls of the Central bar, there are:

-   six large mirrors

-   two large panels of patterned glazed tiles

-  4 large panels of patterned glazed tiles, each enclosing a picture about 2ft wide x 3ft high.  There are two shooting scenes, one hunting and one sailing.

 

 

Edinburgh at Work

Around Edinburgh

   

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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