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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

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 Postcards Views of Edinburgh

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Post Card Views of

 Edinburgh

Yellow background denotes an Edinburgh photographer or publisher.

Green background denotes  photographer or publisher from elsewhere.

T

-  Taylor, A&G  London

17th Lancers  -  Signalling Drill at Piershill Barracks  -  Inglis Postcard, Posted 1903         17th Lancers at Piershill Barracks  -  Sergeant Majpr  -  A&G Taylor Postcard, posted 1905         17th Lancers at Piershill Barracks  -  Guard, Full Dress  -  A&G Taylor Postcard, posted 1905

Cards were published in London by Andrew & George Taylor from 1901;  then in Hastings from 1914   [TR]

[Series not named]

-  Old Granny Hall - a Newhaven Fishwife

-  Piershill,  Watering horses: Royal Scots Greys

The Princes Street postcard below is from A & G Taylor, 9 Long Lane, Aldershot, London EC.  It is described as:  "Gelatine Silver Print Photograph. printed in England.  By Appointment to Late Her Majesty Queen Victoria."

Reality Series

-  Princes Street    Posted 1905 (this one or the next!)

-  Princes Street Gardens

-  St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh  (NB3577)   Posted 1913

-  17th Lancers (at Piershill Barracks)  Sergeant Major - No 1    Posted 1905

-  17th Lancers (at Piershill Barracks)  Signalling Drill - No 10    Posted 1905

-  17th Lancers (at Piershill Barracks)  Guards, Full Dress - No 15    Posted 1905

-  Thomson, Mrs. Post Office, Gilmerton

I have only seen one postcard with this name on the back.  It comes from the collection of Malcolm Cant

-  Parish Church, Gilmerton

-  Drum Street, Gilmerton

-  Thomson DC & Co  Dundee

A 'Free Postcard' published by DC Thomson & Co Ltd  -  Edinburgh Castle from Grassmarket

This is the only postcard that I have seen from this series.  The title is

-  Edinburgh Castle from Grassmarket    Posted 1928

How many cards were there in this series, and how were these cards distributed?  The caption on the back of this card reads:

"This fine series of Picture Cards is supplied free exclusively by publications of DC THOMSON & CO LTD."

Thomson, John  [This name and are on the front of the cards, No publisher's name on the cards

I believe that John Thomson was a member of the One o'Clock Gun and Time Ball  Association in Edinburgh before emigrating to Canada

The One o'clock Gun 1861-2006  -  8 coloured postcards illustrated by John Thomson

-  Paris Time Gun, 1846

- 18 Pounder Time Gun, 1861  Not posted

- 18 Pounder Time Gun, 1911  Not posted

- 32 Pounder Time Gun, 1913-1923  Not posted

- 18 Pounder Time Gun, 1923-1952  Not posted

- 25 Pounder Time Gun, 1952-2001  Not posted

- 25 Pounder Time Gun, Mills Mount Battery, 1971-2001  Not posted

- 105mm Time Gun, 2005 Not posted

-  Thomson, Patrick Ltd. South Bridge, Edinburgh

Patrick Thomson's was a large drapery store in the centre of Edinburgh, at the corner of the Royal Mile and South Bridge.  They published postcards in a few different styles.  Please click here to see thumbnail images of some of their cards.

Patrick Thomson post card  -  The Patrick Thomson Drapery Store at the junction of the Royal Mile and South Bridge, neat to the Tron Kirk

Thumbnail Images

Patrick Thomson

1.  Postcards with picture of Patrick Thomson's Cash Drapery Store on the back

- Jeanie Deans' Cottage

Black and White photo

Not posted

2.  Postcards for Patrick Thomson fashions

- Lady with long dress, hat, parasol ("Special Umbrella Offer" on back)

coloured sketch

Not posted

3.  Postcards with picture of Patrick Thomson's flag on the back

-  Princes Street, looking west

-  West Princes Street Gardens and Bandstand

-  Patrick Thomson' store

These cards appear to be based on photographs, with line drawings and colour added. Each has the Edinburgh Coat of Arms added 'in the sky'.

Posted 1906

4.  Postcards with picture of Patrick Thomson's flag on the back

-  Princes Street, looking east

-  Edinburgh Castle from Johnston Terrace

Sepia photos.

Posted 1931

-  Thomson, W S  Colour Photographs Ltd.
The company was based at St Vincent Street, Edinburgh

- Princes Street Gardens- Royal Scots Greys Memorial

- Edinburgh Castle and Scott Monument AND Holyrood Palace  colour, posted 1957

NOTE:  Alastair White, the owner of the J B White postcard business in Dundee, has mentioned to me that his company was facing competition from W S Thomson and others in the 1960s.

Thyne, William   Edinbro

- Scottish National Exhibition (colour drawing)

Posted 1908

Thyne, William   Edinburgh

Real Photo Series

- Portobello Beach

Tract & Colportage Society of Scotland, 99 George Street

I have only seen one postcard with this name printed on the back.  It is a photo of The Tract & Colportage Society Shop at 99 George Street. The card that I have seen is in Malcolm Cant's collection.

- The Tract & Colportage Society Shop, 99 George Street

Not posted

-  Tropical Press   London

Pitkin Pictorial

- Palace of Holyroodhouse

Trustees of National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

- Scottish National Portrait Gallery

-  Tuck, Raphael & Sons

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  St Gile's Church

Early History

I particularly like Raphael Tuck's Oilette series.  This series includes several views in and around Edinburgh and very many more of other places.

Raphael Tuck was born in East Prussia in 1821 and moved to London in 1865. Raphael opened a shop in London 1866, selling pictures and frames.  Three of his sons joined him in the business, Adolph Tuck taking over the business from 1881.

Raphael Tuck & Sons published Christmas Cards from 1877 onwards and postcards from 1898 onwards, their first set of cards being 12 lithographed vignette views of London*. By 1904, the company had 15,000 designs.

* The magazine, Picture Postcard Monthly, gives a later date of February 1900 for these views of London. (PPM: Nov 2008, p.18)

Unfortunately, most of the company's records were destroyed when the company's headquarters were hit in an air raid during the London Blitz.

Recent History

Raphael Tuck was taken over by Purnell & Sons in 1962.

Purnell Printworks were in Somerset.  They employed over 400 people, but closed in 2005.

1.

'Oilette' Series

This series, introduced 1903, used an embossed surface to imitate brush strokes in an oil painting. [TR] .   However, some later oil images (sometimes of the same scenes as earlier images) are on plain paper without the 'brush stroke' effect.

- The Apartments of Mary Queen of Scots in Holyrood Palace  (Edinburgh Series 1, 7321)

- Bakehouse Close  (Old Edinburgh series  7222)

- Bakehouse Close  (Old Edinburgh series II, 7640)    Posted 1918

- The Canongate from Holyrood Palace  (Old Edinburgh series II, 7640)

- Canongate Tolbooth  (Edinburgh 7293)

- The Castle  (Edinburgh Series 1, 7321)

- The Castle and National Gallery, Edinburgh  (Edinburgh - Princes Street series 8956)

- The Castle and National Gallery, Edinburgh  (Modern Athens- Edinburgh series, 7974)

- Chapel Royal, Holyrood Palace (Edinburgh series V, 7253)    Posted 1907

- The Church of St Giles (A Happy Christmas)  (Edinburgh Series 1, 7321)

- Edinburgh Castle  (Edinburgh - Princes Street series 8956)

- Edinburgh Castle  (Edinburgh series VI, 7254)

- Edinburgh Castle  (tartan bow, heather, Edinburgh series 7780)    Posted 1926

- Edinburgh Castle from Castle Terrace  (Old Edinburgh series II, 7640)    Posted 1907

- Edinburgh Castle from Greyfriars' Church  (Edinburgh series 7293)    Posted 1908

- Edinburgh from Calton Hill  (Edinburgh series, 7293)

- Edinburgh from Craigleith Quarry  (Edinburgh series, 7293)

- Edinburgh from the West  (Edinburgh series, 7293)

- Edinburgh, View from Nelson Monument  (tartan bow, heather, Edinburgh series 7780)

- The Forth Bridge  (Edinburgh - Princes Street [sic] series, 8956)    Posted 1926

- George Heriot's Hospital  (Edinburgh series II, 7322)

- GPO and Waterloo Place  (Coat of Arms, Edinburgh series V, 7253)    Posted 1911

- Holyrood and Abbey Strand  (Old Edinburgh series II, 7640)

- Holyrood Castle (sic) and Arthur's Seat  (Edinburgh series, 8503)    Posted 1914

- Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat  (772)    Posted 1904

- Interior of St Giles, Edinburgh (Edinburgh series V, 7253)    Posted 1907

- John Knox's House (Edinburgh series V, 7253)    Posted 1910

- Lady Stair's Close  (Edinburgh series II, 7322)    Posted 1906

- Newhaven, Firth of Forth  (The Surroundings of Edinburgh series, 7870)    Posted 1913

- Old Edinburgh, The Castle  (Old Edinburgh series)

- Old Playhouse Close  (Old Edinburgh series II, 7640)    Posted 1907

- Princes Street, Edinburgh  (772)

- St Giles Cathedral  (Edinburgh series V, 7597)

- The Scott Monument, Edinburgh  (Modern Athens- Edinburgh series, 7971)

- Tolbooth, Canongate, Edinburgh  (Edinburgh series II, 7178)    Posted 1908

- View from the Castle  (Edinburgh Series 1, 7321)

- View from the Castle, Edinburgh  (Edinburgh - Princes Street series 8956)    Posted 1920

- View from Calton Hill  (Edinburgh Series 1, 7321)

- View from Calton Hill (A Happy Christmas)  (Edinburgh Series 1, 7321)

- White Horse Close, Canongate, Edinburgh  (Edinburgh series II, 7178)    Posted 1942

2.

Other Series

'Art'  series

- John Knox House  (coloured sketch, D Small, 772)

- Old Tolbooth, Canongate  (coloured sketch, D Small, 772)

- Princes Street  (coloured sketch, D Small, 772)

- St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh  (coloured sketch, D Small, 772)

'Framed Gem Glosso' series

- Holyrood Abbey (brown 'wood grain' frame)) (Edinburgh 5974)    Posted 1909

'Framed Gem Glosso Tartan' series

- Holyrood Palace front view (tartan frame + heather) (Edinburgh 1857)    Not posted

- St Giles Cathedral (tartan frame + heather) (Edinburgh 1857)    Not posted

'Framed Granite Series' series

- Holyrood Abbey (green patterned frame)  (Edinburgh 1108)    Posted 1909

- Scott Monument (green patterned frame)   (Edinburgh 1108)

'Glazed View' series

- St Giles Cathedral  (colour,4764)    Posted 1911

'Plate-marked Sepia' series

- Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain  (sepia, with description on back, 2459) 

'Real Photograph' series   -  'A Tuck Card''

- Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain from Princes Street Gardens  (sepia, EDB2)

- St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh  (b+w, EDB34) 

'Sepia' series

- Church Hill, Edinburgh  (sepia, with description on back, 2028)

- Edinburgh Castle and Esplanade (sepia, with description on back, 2144) 

- Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain  (sepia, with description on back, 2016) 

- Morningside Road, Edinburgh  (sepia, with description on back, 2028)

- St Giles Cathedral  (sepia, with description on back, 2016) 

'Sepia, Plate-marked' series

- Edinburgh Castle  (sepia, with description on back, 2459) 

'Silverette' series

- Edinburgh, from Calton Hill  (with Edinburgh 'Coat of Arms, 1559)

- Edinburgh, Greyfriars' Church  (1924)

- Edinburgh, Princes Street, looking east  (1559)

- Edinburgh, Tolbooth, Canongate  (with Edinburgh 'Coat of Arms, 1854)

'Tartan Double Oval Greeting' series

- (1) Holyrood Palace Front View:  (2) The Calton Hill  (1880)    Posted 1914

- (1) Princes Street, Looking west  (2) The Forth Bridge  (1880)    Posted 1915

- (1) St Giles Cathedral:  (2) John Knox House  (1880)    Posted 1915

'Town and City' series

- Edinburgh Castle from Lothian Road  (b+w with description on back, 2459) 

'Real photograph cards   -  (no title to series)

- Edinburgh Castle, Argylls Tower  (sepia, EDB4) 

- Edinburgh Castle, looking to the King's Bastion from Argyll Battery  (b+w, EDB15) 

- Edinburgh Castle, Mons Meg  (b+w, EDB3) 

- Edinburgh Castle, St Margaret's Chapel  (sepia, EDB2)

- Princes Street Gardens and Scott Monument  (b+w, EDB6) 

- Princes Street, Royal Scottish Academy  (sepia, EDB7) 

Undivided backs   -  (no title to series)

- Edinburgh Castle (b+w, 'real photograph postcard, back upside down!)    Posted 1904

- Old Edinburgh Castle (colour, small picture on left-hand-side of card)

- Scott Monument and Princes Street (light green frame with ribbon and crown) 

3.

Plaques

Raphael Tuck are better known for the many sets of postcards that they produced between 1899 and 1962.   However, the company also produced souvenir plaques.

Here are two of their plaques showing views of the 'Old Edinburgh' exhibit at the 1886 International Exhibition held in Edinburgh.  The logo on the back of these plaques reads 'RT&S, Artistic Series'.

I don't know how many plaques Raphael Tuck produced for this exhibition or what other items the company produced.

Raphael Tuck Plaque  -  ' Old Edinburgh Exhibit' at the 1886 Exhibition in Edinburgh  -  A plaque titled 'A Ball at the Assembly Rooms' by Raphael Tuck             Raphael Tuck Plaque  -  ' Old Edinburgh Exhibit' at the 1886 Exhibition in Edinburgh  -  A plaque titled 'Nether ow Port' by Raphael Tuck

-  Turret Publishing Co  52 Thistle Street, Edinburgh

- Arthur's Seat

 

 

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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