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Princes Street

Looking East towards Calton Hill
from the
 Scott Monument

Lamp Posts

At the junction of Princes Street and Waverley Bridge

Looking east towards Calton Hill from the Scott Monument - Photograph by Begbie

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Richard Torrance, Edinburgh

 

Princes Street

from the  Scott Monument

Thank you to Richard Torrance for allowing me to reproduce this old photograph of lamp posts in Princes Street at the junction with Waverley Bridge.

I don't know the date of this photo, but think it may be around the 1860s.  I've contacted Aberdeen University who hold the GWW Collection, to see if they can tell me the date.

Alternatively checking in the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories to discover when Hutton Watchmakers had a shop in Princes Street might help to narrow down this date.

Richard wrote:

Early Photo

"Here is a photograph of the street lights in Princes Street.  The photo was taken by George Washington Wilson.  It is numbered 167 so it must be one of his  fairly early photos."

Richard Torrance:  March 13, 2011

 

Thumbnail images of Princes Street

For more photos of Princes Street please click on a link below:

Princes Street: looking E

Princes Street: looking N

Princes Street: looking S

Princes Street: looking W

Reply

1.

Ronnie Elder

Sri Lanka

Thank you to Ronnie Elder who wrote suggesting when the photo at the top of this page might have been taken.

Ronnie wrote:

Mid 1860s?

"This photograph by Begbie of the construction of the new rail bridge at Waverley Bridge is said to date from around the late-1850s.

 It shows the central lamp post in place at Princes Street, but the building that includes Hutton's watchmakers, in the second photo below has not yet been rebuilt, so the second photo may, perhaps, date from about five years later."

Ronnie Elder, Sri Lanka:  March 16, 2011

1.  Begbie Photo
Late 1850s

Photo by Begbie  - Princes Street and Waverley Bridge rail bridge under construction

 Cavaye Collection of Thomas Begbie Prints: City Art Centre, City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries

2.  GW Wilson photo
Mid-1860s?

Looking east towards Calton Hill from the Scott Monument - Photograph by Begbie

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Richard Torrance, 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.

 

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