Dates of the Photos
Thank you to Roger Taylor for guidance in
dating GW Wilson's photos of Princes Street, given in his book: George Washington
Wilson - Artist and Photographer (1823-93)'
book has illustrations of three 'instantaneous photos' by Wilson,
all from the same balcony on one of the buildings on the north
side of Princes Street.
The buildings in the foreground on the
left are a guide to when the photos were taken:
- 1859: 'Sun Insurance'
+ 'Star Hotel'
- 1860: 'Star Hotel'
- 1863/64: 'Star Hotel'
name removed. The hotel has been modernised and renamed, 'The