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Edinburgh Shops

40 Victoria Street

Robert Cresser's Brush Shop

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1.

January 1992

Cresser's shop with its varnished wooden frontage

Robert Cresser's Brush Shop at 40 Victoria Street, Edinburgh

  Photograph:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                             Photo taken:  3 Jan 1992

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2.

March 2001

Cresser's shop now has a painted wooden frontage

Sadly, after being in business for over a hundred years, the shop closed not long after I took this photo.

Robert Cresser's Brush Shop at 40 Victoria Street, Edinburgh

  Photograph:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                             Photo taken:  29 Mar 2001

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3.

May 1994

The counter at Cresser's shop, Victoria Street

Robert Cresser's Brush Shop at 40 Victoria Street, Edinburgh

  Photograph:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                            Photo taken: 30 May 1994

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4.

May 1994

Cresser's Shop was on the Ground Floor.  The upper floors were used as a workshop and for storage.

This view on one of the upper floors looks towards one of the windows overlooking Victoria Street.

Robert Cresser's Brush Shop at 40 Victoria Street, Edinburgh

  Photograph:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                            Photo taken: 30 May 1994

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5.

May 1994

Looking down the stairwell from an upper floor  -  brushes everywhere!

Robert Cresser's Brush Shop at 40 Victoria Street, Edinburgh

  Photograph:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                            Photo taken: 30 May 1994

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6.

May 1994

The workbench on one of the upper floors

Robert Cresser's Brush Shop at 40 Victoria Street, Edinburgh

  Photograph:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                            Photo taken: 30 May 1994

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7.

April 2012

Shop under new ownership.  It's now selling clothes from Victoria Street and on the Internet

Shop at 40 Victoria Street, Old Town, Edinburgh  -  Photographed 16 April 2012

  Photograph:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                               Photo taken: 16 Apr 2012

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8.

November 2014

Change of ownership again.
The new owner, Andrew McRae, is standing in the doorway.
He has similar shops in Victoria Street, Edinburgh, Cockburn Street, Edinburgh and Hong Kong.

Shop at 40 Victoria Street, Old Town, Edinburgh  -  Photographed 13 November 2014

  Photograph:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                        Photo taken: 13 March 2014

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9.

March 2014

The Counter

Shop at 40 Victoria Street, Old Town, Edinburgh  -  Photographed 13 March 2014

  Photograph:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                        Photo taken: 13 March 2014

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10.

March 2014

Upstairs

Shop at 40 Victoria Street, Old Town, Edinburgh  -  Photographed 13 March 2014

  Photograph:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                        Photo taken: 13 March 2014

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11.

March 2014

The Stairs

Shop at 40 Victoria Street, Old Town, Edinburgh  -  Photographed 13 March 2014

  Photograph:  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                        Photo taken: 13 March 2014

 

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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