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Edinburgh Old Town

Exhibit in the1886 International Exhibition of Science & Art

A Booth

Marshall Wane  -  Postcard of an exhibit in the 1886 Exhibition  -  Edinburgh Old Town, A Booth

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Old Edinburgh  -  A Booth

1886 Exhibition

'Old Edinburgh' Exhibit

The scenes above is from the Old Edinburgh Exhibit in the 1886 International Exhibition of Science & Art held at the Meadows, Edinburgh.

Marshall Wane had exclusive rights to take photographs in this part of the 1886 exhibition.  The buildings had been specially erected for the exhibition as an example of life in earlier times in Edinburgh.  It was hoped that these buildings could remain after the exhibition closed, but planning consent was not granted so they were taken down.

A Booth

The picture above is of a reconstruction of a booth in the Old Town of Edinburgh.  I don't know where this booth was situated.

Cartes de Visite  -  Cabinet Prints  -  Postcards

The Old Edinburgh scenes above from the 1886 exhibition were first published by Marshall as Cabinet Prints and Cartes de Visite.  The Edinburgh Room at Edinburgh City Library has some examples of these.

These views were later published as postcards.  I believer that there are several series of postcards, each comprising probably about 8 or 12 views.

The Postcard

This is one of two post cards I have that was posted on 22 Feb 1906 from East London to South Africa (for a penny).  Here is the other:

Marshall Wane  -  Postcard of an exhibit in the1886 Exhibition  -  Edinburgh Old Town, Cardinal Beaton's House


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