Postcard

Princes Street

West End

Postcard 1  -  Sepia matt

Princes Street  -  Heavy Traffica at the West End  -  A matt sepia postcard by an unnamed publisher

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Postcard 2  -  Sepia glossy

Princes Street  -  Heavy Traffic at the West End  -  a glossy sepia postcard by an unnamed publisher

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Postcard 3  -  Black & White glossy

Princes Street  -  Heavy Traffic at the West End  -  a black and white photograph by E T W Dennis & Sons

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Princes Street  -  West End

Three Postcards

Here is an interesting mix of traffic.  This view looks to the east,  along Princes Street from its junction with Lothian Road beside the Caledonian Hotel, possibly photographed in the early 1920s.

This same photograph has been used on three different postcards above.  I find the first of these to be the most attractive.  It is also the one that retains the most detail in the picture.  (See the detail in St John's Church on the right of the picture and the car in the centre.)

 

Postcard

1

Sepia Matt Publisher not named Posted early 1930s
Message:  Would you like to have a day's shopping in this street?  There is nothing like it in Penrith.

 

Postcard

2

Sepia Glossy Publisher not named Posted early 1925
Message:  Arrived safely this morning.  It has been raining all day.  We went to see the Forth Bridge by Motor Coach this afternoon. ...

 

Postcard

3

Black & White Glossy E T W Dennis & Sons Posted early 1930s
Message:  Auntie and I are here for the day.  Have done a lot of Sight Seeing.  We think of staying in Perth over the weekend so will not be back on Friday.  ...

 

 

1.

Sinclair Fountain

Thank you to Barbara Hiddleston for telling me:

1859 to1926

"In the middle of this photo, used as a tramway island, is the Sinclair Fountain, erected in 1859 by Catherine Sinclair for the use of the horses that pulled the cabs, the working men and dogs.

Its fate was decided at a Tramway Sub-committee Meeting, held around 17th December, 1925.  The fountain was demolished in early 1926."

Barbara L Hiddleston, Dunnet, Caithness, Scotland:  March 27, 2008

Catherine Sinclair was a novelist and philanthropist.  Here, we zoom-in to get a better view of the Sinclair Fountain.  Please click on the thumbnail image below to enlarge it.

Zoom in to the Sinclair Fountain at the West End of Princes Street

 

2.

Sinclair Fountain

Thank you to Alan Wilson who wrote:

Today

"Just to let you know that the Sinclair Fountain is still in existence.  It now resides at the corner of North Charlotte Street and St. Colme Street. ** "

Alan Wilson, Trinity, Edinburgh, March 27, 2008

**   No that's not the fountain.
Please read more comments about the Sinclair Fountain.

Peter Stubbs:  Edinburgh:  January 6, 2014

 

Princes Street  - zoom-in to Sinclair Fountain

Edinburgh

  

 

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