Thank you to Alastair
Griffiths, Middlewich, Cheshire, England, for allowing me to
reproduce this lantern slide by George Washington Wilson of
slide is from a collection of slides given to me by my father, 40+
years ago in Liverpool.
is of Edinburgh
Old Town. It seems to be later than those that you
show, of about 1859-60, as the stone bridge has been replaced by a
seems GWW wanted to replicate his old images to compare the views
from the same spot."
The old stone Waverley Bridge was replaced by a lattice girder
structure in 1870-73. It's the lattice bridge that can be
seen in the photo above, so the photo must have been taken between
1873 and 1893. (GW Wilson died in 1893.)
If you can suggest a
more accurate date for the photo,
please e-mail me.