Post card  -  Tuck's "Oilette" series

The Canongate from Holyrood Palace

Tuck's Post Card  -  "Oilette" Series

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  The Canongate from Holyrood Palace

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      Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  The Canongate from Holyrood Palace

 

The Canongate from Holyrood Palace

Tuck's "Oilette" series

Here is  a postcard from the Raphael Tuck & Sons' "Oilette" Old Edinburgh, series II (7640).

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This is one of two paintings by J Kinnear that I have seen, reproduced as Tuck postcards, both showing the same old car.  Here is the other:

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  Holyrood Abbey and Strand

Tuck's description on the back of this card reads:

"The Canongate is one of the most historic streets of Edinburgh.  It is about a third of a mile long and connects the Castle with Holyrood Palace, having existed at a thoroughfare as long as the city itself."

 (In fact it is the Royal Mile that connects the Castle and Palace, and the Canongate is just one section of the Royal Mile.     -  Peter Stubbs)  

Although today the locality where are assembled most of Edinburgh's poor, in days past it was the most fashionable street in the city and, says Chambers, has "borne upon its pavement, all that is beautiful, all that is gallant, all that has become historically interesting in Scotland for the last 600 or 700 years."

 

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