When was this Photo taken?
Valentine postcard is numbered 37621. This is within the
series on numbers (36697-38587) allocated by Valentine to
photographs taken in 1902.
However, this photograph appears to have been taken between late
1905 (when electric trams began to operate in Leith) and early 1908
(when this card was sent through the post from Edinburgh to
Montrose, on 27 January 1908).
and Amended Views
For popular views such
as this, it was not unusual for Valentines to bring the view up to
date, either by adding or removing vehicles of people on the
original negative (as was done for this photograph featuring
Rock House on Calton Hill.
produced seven different postcards, and quite likely even more, from
a single negative.
On other occasions,
Valentines would take a new photograph for a postcard, and give the
new postcard the same number as the old, as seems to have happened
for the Leith Walk postcard above.