BOOKS

Views

 

1.

Edinburgh & Vicinity

Over 250 views from the postcard publisher, W R & S Ltd, Edinburgh

Cover of a W R & S Album of Photographs  -  published in the early 1900s

    Publ:  around early 1900s

2.

View Album of Edinburgh and District

This book has an attractive cover by Jessie M King, dated 1899 (which I hope to add to the web site at some stage, if I can get copyright permission to add it.)

Jessie M King (1875-1949) was one of the central figures in the Glasgow School of Art , Craft & Design Movement.

Photos in this book appear to have been taken around the 1890s.  Below are thumbnail images of some of the photos of Edinburgh that can be found in the book:

      Photograph from View Album of Edinburgh & District, published by Patrick Thomson around 1900  -  Edinburgh from Calton Hill

Edinburgh from Calton Hill

   Photograph from View Album of Edinburgh & District, published by Patrick Thomson around 1900  -  Princes Street Looking West

Princes Street looking west

   Photograph from View Album of Edinburgh & District, published by Patrick Thomson around 1900  -  Scott Monument

Scott monument

   Photograph from View Album of Edinburgh & District, published by Patrick Thomson around 1900  -  St Giles' Cathedral

St. Giles' Cathedral

   Photograph from View Album of Edinburgh & District, published by Patrick Thomson around 1900  -  John Knox House

John Knox's house

   Photograph from View Album of Edinburgh & District, published by Patrick Thomson around 1900  -  Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat

Holyrood Palace and Arthur Seat

   Photograph from View Album of Edinburgh & District, published by Patrick Thomson around 1900  -  Forth Bridge, photo 1

 Forth Bridge 1

   Photograph from View Album of Edinburgh & District, published by Patrick Thomson around 1900  -  Forth Bridge, photo 2

Forth Bridge 2

The book also has photos of

-  Callander, bridge, and Ben Ledi

-  Edinburgh Castle and esplanade

-  Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street Gardens

-  Ellen's Isle, Loch Katrine

-  Highlanders

-  Newhaven fishwives

-  Path by the loch, Loch Katrine

-  Robert Burns

-  Rosslyn chapel 1

-  Rosslyn chapel 2

-  Silver strand, Loch Katrine

Publ:  Patrick Thomson Cash Drapery Store, North Bridge, Edinburgh

 

3.

Edinburgh in old picture postcards

The Old Town

Some brief descriptions of Old Edinburgh on this web site have been taken from this book.

Donald Lindgren
Publ:  European Library, Zaltbommel, Netherlands 
1994        ISBN 90 288 5865 2

 

4.

Old Edinburgh  -  Views from Above

Fifty oblique aerial views of Edinburgh, photographed in August 1930, probably for Edinburgh Corporation.

These are taken from a collection of glass slides found in Lothian Regional Councils offices in 1987.  This is a useful 'snapshot' showing the use of various sites in Edinburgh about 70 years ago.

John A Jones
Publ:  Stenlake Publishing 
2002        ISBN
84033 221 2

 

5.

Portobello in Old Picture Postcards

Volume 1

The introduction gives a short overview of the history and development of Portobello.  Some brief descriptions of Portobello on this web site have been taken from this book.

Archie L Foley
Publ:  European Library, Zaltbommel, Netherlands 
1985        ISBN 90 288 3334 x

 

6.

Portobello in Old Picture Postcards

Volume 2

Some brief descriptions of Portobello on this web site have been taken from this book.

Archie L Foley
Publ:  European Library, Zaltbommel, Netherlands 
1990        ISBN 90 288 4910 6

 

 

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