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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

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

Postcard 2  -  Sepia glossy

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

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

Postcard 3  -  Black & White glossy

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

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

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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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