Postcards Views of Edinburgh

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Post Card Views of


Yellow background denotes an Edinburgh photographer or publisher.

Green background denotes  photographer or publisher from elsewhere.


-  Edina Lock & Key Co  10 Brandon Terrace, Edinburgh

I beleive that there is just one postcard - a modern card, being handed out by Edina Lock & Key Co in 2006. 

The front of the card has a view of the company's shop at 10 Brandon Terrace, Canonmills, Edinburgh and details of the services it provides.

The back of the card gives the company's business - locksmiths, engravers and architectural hardware, telephone number, fax number, web site address and e-mail address.

-  Edinburgh City Libraries

Edinburgh  Villages  -  Series 4

Large post cards - reproductions

-  Stockbridge, 1908

Edwardian Edinburgh  - Princes Street Shops  -  Series 2

Large post cards - reproductions - Princes Street shops

-  Corner of Castle Street and Princes Street, 1909

-  East end of Princes Street, 1909

-  Princes Street and Hanover Street, 1909

-  West end of Princes Street, 1909

Working People in Edinburgh

Large post cards - reproductions

-  Bakers at work, c.1930

-  Shop assistants, R & T Gibson, Princes Street, 1935

-  Brewery workers, Younger's Brewery, c.1926

-  Edinburgh Life Assurance Company

A black and white postcard

- St George's Church, George Street    Not posted

-  Edinburgh Paper Company

I have seen just one postcard published by the Edinburgh Paper Company, a black and white photograph looking across Duddingston Loch towards the church

- Duddingston  -  Loch and Church    Not posted

-  Edmond, J  177 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh

- Wardlaw Place    Black + white, Posted 1905

Edwards, AR & Son Selkirk

Postcard by A R Edwards & Son  -  Entrance to the Shrine, Scottish National War Memorial

Andrew  R Edwards was a professional photographer in the Scottish Borders, with studios at 33 Tower Street, Selkirk (1882-1913) then 73 Tower Street (from 1914).  His son was Robert Edwards.

At the time of the 1881 census, he had two children, the first aged 3, born Aberdeen; the second aged 4 months, born Dalmeny, West Lothian.

He produces some attractive atmospheric postcards of Edinburgh (Princes Street Gardens and other locations) together with many of the popular sites around the centre of Edinburgh.  The cards are numbered.  These are the ones that I have seen:


In Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Posted 1924


Nature and Art, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh


St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Posted 1930


The Castle from Grassmarket, Edinburgh


The Tollbooth, Edinburgh


Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh


Castle and National Galleries, Edinburgh


Princes Street from W, Edinburgh

Posted 1928


Princes Street and Castle, Edinburgh


Princes Street, Edinburgh

Posted 1931


Princes Street and Castle, Edinburgh

Posted 1930


A Bit of Old Edinburgh (from E Princes St Gardens)


John Knox's House, Edinburgh


John Knox's House, Edinburgh


Entrance to the Shrine, Scottish National War Memorial


Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh

Posted 1946


Princes Street from West Edinburgh

Posted 1938


Edinburgh from Salisbury Crags

Posted 1948

 = This card is not in my own collection.

Thank you to Cathy Chick, Devon, great granddaughter of AR Edwards for letting me know that some of AR Edwards' images were subsequently sold to Valentine & Sons and were published as Valentine & Sons postcards.

Elliot, Andrew  17 Princes Street, Edinburgh

The Forth Rail Bridge and the ferry boat, Dundee, on the Queensferry Passage at South Queensferry  -  between 1920 and 1948

I have seen the name, Andrew Elliot, printed on only one postcard - a view of the Forth Bridge published by Valentines in 1930.

- Forth Bridge  (No.208603)    Not posted

Eroscot Art  Queen Margaret Gallery, The Vennel, South Queensferry, Edinburgh

I've only seen one postcard from this publisher, though there are no doubt others.  It is a sketch of Edinburgh Castle in blue, white and orange.  It is titled:

"Edinburgh Castle from the Brown Derby"  -  posted May 13, 1970

Don't ask me what the 'Brown Derby' is!

This card was presumably posted shortly after the gallery opened.  The card says:  "The gallery was opened to commemorate the 900th anniversary of Queen Margaret's marriage in 1070 to Malcolm Canmore, King of Scots"

The back of the postcard advertises the gallery:  "Murals and portraits commissioned.  Scottish Fine Art Reproductions and Greetings Cards.  Exhibitions and contemporary paintings by Scottish artists in your home or office."

-  Ewart, J D, Ltd Glasgow

These postcards have an emblem with intertwined letters JDE within a wreath.  Te only card that I have seen from this publisher is in Malcolm Cant's collection.

- The Bandstand,  Princes Street, Edinburgh (No E/6) sepia

Not posted or dated, but this is a photograph of the 930s Ross Bandstand

-  Exclusive Card Co  17 New Broompark, Edinburgh

Exclusive Card Co were publishers of views of Edinburgh from:

-  Peter Baker (Photobank)
-  Cathy Collins
-  Malcolm Fife
-  Karel de Gendre
-  Dennis Hardley
-  David Morrison
-  John O'Fee
-  Karel A de Gendre
-  R Schofield
-  Still Moving Pictures
-  Brian Swinburne
-  Stewart Wright

On sale 2001



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