Princes Street


Early 1900s

Royal Scottish Academy and view to the west along Princes Street

Postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  Looking to the west along Princes Street at the Royal Scottish Academy

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the National Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire, England


Princes Street

The View

This postcard has a looks to the west along Princes Street.  The building on the left, surmounted by Queen Victoria, looking to the north up Hanover Street, is the Royal Scottish Academy at the foot of the Mound.

The three tracks for each line of the cable car can be seen running along Princes Street.  What is that in the road beside the 'Cars Stop' sign in the lower-right corner of the picture?


I don't know the publisher of this post card.  I have only seen the front of the card.  Looking at the back of this card might reveal who the publisher was and /or when the card is likely to have been published.


This card looks to me as if it might have been published in the early 1900s.  There are trams, horse-drawn carts and a cycle, but no motorised traffic to be seen.

Later View

Here is how the street looked, probably about thirty years later:

Looking to the west along Princes Street from close to the National Galleries, 1931


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