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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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Postcard

Ladies' College

Queen Street, Edinburgh

Around 1910

Postcard published by JM  -  Ladies' College, Queen Street, Edinburgh

©  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

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Postcard published by JM  -  Ladies' College, Queen Street, Edinburgh ©

 

Postcard

Ladies' College, Queen Street, Edinburgh

The Postcard

This postcard was published by JM, Edinburgh, in the early 1900s.

The card has not been sent through the post.

The Buildings

The Ladies College at the west end of Queen Street, seen in this view, later became Mary Erskine School.

The site was redeveloped as Erskine House in 1964 and became home to investment managers and other companies.

The Sinclair Monument

This view looks to the east along Queen Street in the New Town of Edinburgh.

The statue straight ahead, near the centre of this picture, is on  the corner of Saint Colme Street and North Charlotte Street was erected, in 1866-68, to Catherine Sinclair, novelist and philanthropist.

Please see 'The Sinclair Monument' below for further details.

The Sinclair Fountain

Here is another monument in Edinburgh to Catherine Sinclair, 'The Sinclair Fountain'.  It stood at the West End of Princes Street from 1859 until it was removed 1926

Sinclair Fountain at the West End of Princes Street ©

 

The Sinclair Monument

Thank you to Barbara L Hiddleston, Dunnet, Caithness, Scotland, for telling me more about the Sinclair Monument.

Barbara wrote:

The Sinclair Monument

"The monument to Catherine Sinclair that stands at the corner of Queen Street and St Colme Street is some 60 feet high.  This wasn't erected until after her death in 1864.

The following notes are  based on a report in 'The Scotsman' newspaper of January 1, 1866:

'Plans by David Bryce to erect this monument have been put into the Council  Chambers.  John Rhind executed the monument between 1866 and 1868. 

The Sinclair Monument looks like a pillar from the Scott Monument, very gothic with lots of pinnacles, in the Scottish Baronial style.'

Written on the base of the Sinclair Monument is:

'Catherine Sinclair
b. 17 April 1800, died 6th August 1864.

She was the friend of all children and through her book ‘Holiday House’ speaks to them still. Beside success through her books many and popular, she endeared herself first in her philanthropic work.

Her Volunteer Brigade for the boys of Leith was the first of its kind. She initiated cooking depots for working men and erected the first drinking fountain in Edinburgh. Her hall for lectures and her work amongst the cabmen endeared her name to different sections of her fellow citizens.

The Monument was raised by some of her many friends.  The inscription, except the name and dates, was added in 1901 by her affectionate nephew Sir Tollemache Sinclair."

Barbara L Hiddleston, Dunnet, Caithness, Scotland:  March 27, 2008

 

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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