The Floral Clock

in West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

1928

Floral Clock  -  1928

Postcard by Valentine -  Floral Clock in Princes Street Gardens  -  1928

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Date of the Postcard

Postcards

I'm still not certain about the year of this clock, despite having seen the Valentine postcard above and the J B White postcard below, both of the same clock.

JB White postcard of the the Floral Clock in West Princes Street Gardens - sepia     JB White postcard of the the Floral Clock in West Princes Street Gardens - colour

Valentine's Numbering

The Valentine postcard shown at the top of this page is numbered 202923. This is within the range of negative numbers that they allocated to their photographs taken in 1927.  However, I believe that the photo is probably of the 1928 clock.  See below.

Valentine have also published a postcard of the floral clock but with different decoration and with an earlier number in the 1927 range - 201431.  There is a man's hat in front of the final digit of the year on this one!

So I have assumed that postcard no 201431 is in fact the 1927 clock, and that the photograph at the top of this page clock is ofthe 1928 clock.

1928

Donald Beets, Letchworth, Hertford, England, who has done a lot of research into the floral clock, believes that the photo at the top of this page is of the 1928 clock.  (There is one further complication:  I believe that on one of Donald's earlier notes, he described the 1928 clock as having 12 large flowers around the edge of the clock.  This does not match the photo at the top of this page, so some further research could be done on this topic.)

Coloured Postcard

Please click on the image below to see a coloured postcard by Valentine that uses the same negative as above:

Postcard by Valentine -  Floral Clock in Princes Street Gardens  -  1928

 

 

Floral Clock

Background Notes

Floral Clock

Recollections

Floral Clock

Winter

Floral Clock

Each Year

 

 

 

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