One of the
major exhibits at the 1886 Exhibition was a street scene, known as Old
Edinburgh. It comprised full scale models of buildings of Edinburgh
that had already been demolished. There were also men and ladies in
period costume wandering around the street. The buildings in the
street housed some of the stalls and exhibits.
Marshall Wane was the only
photographer who was given permission to photograph the exhibition.
He produced a series of cabinet prints and cartes de visite of the street.
later reproduced as postcards. There were sets in black & white and
sets that were colour-tinted.
at the top of this page are of a souvenir mug that features one of the
scenes from the Old Edinburgh exhibit.