Front of the Card
This view looks towards
Calton Hill and
its monuments. Calton Jail is on the right hand side of the picture.
The house with the small building beside it near the left-hand side of
this view is Rock House, the studio used by Hill & Adamson in the 1840s, and
by various other photographers over the next hundred years.
This card was probably produced in the early 1900s, yet the name on the
board beside Rock House reads 'Archibald Burns Photographer'.
So the photograph must have been taken about thirty years earlier (unless
the next occupant, Mr Inglis, left the Burns board in place).
(In many postcards from other publishers, the board on the
low building beside Rock House can be seen but the quality of printing is
not good enough to enable it to be read.)