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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

  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

 

Postcards

Joppa

 Looking towards Portobello Pier  -  early 1900s

Postcard by J K Home Crawford  -  Joppa, General View

  Copyright: To reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Looking towards Portobello (no pier)  -  early 1900s

Postcard of Joppa and Portobello  -  Publisher not known

  Copyright: To reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Looking towards Portobello (no pier)  -  early 1900s

Photograph looking towards Portobello from Joppa  -  taken by Lee Kindness on 5 August 2005

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Lee Kindness

Photograph

Thank you to Lee Kindness for the photograph above taken on a fine Summer day, 5 August 2005.  This photo shows how little the scene has changed in almost a hundred years.

Lee is taking one photograph a day on his travels between Joppa, Portobello and Edinburgh, and adding these photos to his web site.

Lee's web site includes a larger image of the photograph above.

 

Postcards

Here are two views from an almost identical position at Joppa.  Note the chimney in the foreground.  B photos look to the west, along the promenade towards Portobello.

The first postcard was published by J K Home Crawford.  The publisher of the second card is not known.

In the first postcard, the pier, church and pottery works at Portobello can be seen. 

In the second, a new building (now a restaurant) has appeared at the Joppa end of the esplanade and Portobello Pier has been demolished.

J K Home Crawford appears to have published most of his postcards under his own name, some printed in Saxony.  However, the card above of one of his photos is No 8324 in the Wrench Series, also printed in Saxony.

Portobello Pier

      Portobello Pier  -  photo by John Patrick

Please click on the small image above to see a view of Portobello Pier.  It was demolished in 1917.

 

 Recollections

1.

George Renton

Mississauga, Ontario,  Canada

George Renton, who has also sent memories of growing up in Portobello, wrote:

Postcard by J K Home Crawford  -  Joppa, General View     Postcard of Joppa and Portobello  -  Publisher not known

Coillesdene House

"The photos on the two postcards above where taken from the tower at Coillesdene House.

We used to sneak into the grounds and then into the building.  We went up to the second floor bathroom, locked the door and went out the window.  Then we climbed the drain pipe to the roof and entered through a window on the disused third floor.  We tip-toed down the hall and went  up the tower and tried to catch pigeons.

I've seen that view on more than one occasion."

George Renton, Mississauga, Ontario,  Canada:  March 25, 2008

 

Joppa

J K Home Crawford - postcards

All Postcards

 

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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