Post card  -  Tuck's "Oilette" series

Old Playhouse Close

Tuck's Post Card  -  "Oilette" Series

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  Old Playhouse Close

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Old Playhouse Close

Tuck's "Oilette" series

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

This card reproduces a painting by J Kinnear.  The card was sent through the post in 1907.

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

"Playhouse Close.  In this quaint relic of medival Edinburgh, there was a theatre in which Home produced his tragedy of 'Douglas', an achievement that brought upon him the wrath of the clergy, and compelled him to resign his charge in the Church of Scotland.   This was the first regular theatre in Edinburgh."

 

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