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Postcard by an unidentified publisher featuring a backdrop of

Princes Street

and a stuffed donkey

1913

Postcard by an unidentified publisher, featuring a backdrop of Princes Street and a stuffed donkey

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Stephen McMahon, Munich, Germany

 

Comments

from

Stephen McMahon

Munich, Germany

Thank you to Stephen McMahon for sending me the photograph above.

Stephen wrote:

Photo

"Here is a photo of:

my father, John McMahon (the smaller boy) and

his brother, Richard (Dick) McMahon.

My father looks about a year to 15 months old, so the photo must have been taken in late-1913.

It's interesting to see:

-   Princes Street

-  The Scott Monument

-  TheNorth British Hotel

-  The Royal Scottish Academy

not to mention the donkey cart. The traffic policeman at the crossing of the Mound onto Princes Street and into Hanover Street is very clever, as is the lady crossing Princes Street and looking straight into the shot.  It looks like the backdrop was painted from a photograph that someone took."

Postcard

"The photo here was a postcard, unfortunately without any indication on the rear as to who took the photo and where it was taken.  My grandmother sent it to her sister in Liverpool.

Does anyone know of any Edinburgh photographer who could have had such a backdrop  -  not to mention the stuffed donkey?"

Stephen McMahon, Munich, Germany:  November 19, 2012

Stuffed Donkeys

I've seen a few photographs with stuffed donkeys, but none of them has had a Princes Street backdrop.

Here is a late-19th century cabinet prints from the studio of Philip E Low, Portobello featuring a donkey:

Cabinet Print  -  donkey and children  -  Photographer: Philip E Low

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Here is an early-20th century postcard from Morrison's studio, Edinburgh, featuring what appears to be a donkey in sheep's clothing:

Postcard from Morrison's studio  -  Portrait with a donkey

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mima Duncan

Reply to Stephen 

If you can suggest which photographer might have taken the photo at the top of this page

Postcard by an unidentified publisher, featuring a backdrop of Princes Street and a stuffed donkey

please email me, then I'll give you Stephen McMahon's email address and you will be able to send your message to him.

Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 1, 2012

 

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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