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Holyrood Palace

and Arthur's Seat

Postcard with cut-out windows and moon to be held up to the light for effect.

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Postcard published by WH, Berlin, with many small cut-out windows and moon, to be held up to the light   -  Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Effect when held up to the light

Postcard published by WH, Berlin, with many small cut-out windows and moon, showing the effect when held up to the light   -  Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

Post Cards  -  WH Series  -    Berlin

Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat

The card above is one of many produced by WH of Berlin.  These cards all show buildings in Britain (and abroad?) with cut-out windows and moon, intended to be held up to the light for effect.

This was a postcard is the earliest of the five from the WH Series currently [July 2004] on this web site.  It is the only one of the five that has an undivided back, as was normal until 1902 when the British Post Office permitted the address and message to both be written on the same side of the card.

Though the card was probably produced in 1902 or earlier, it was not posted until May 1903, when it was sent for a halfpenny about five hundred miles to Penzance in Cornwall.

This view looks to the south west across Holyrood Palace towards Arthur's Seat, the 823 ft high extinct volcano in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.

Please click below to see the second view  -  a rather narrower angle view with less windows 'lit' and a full moon.

 Postcard published by WH, Berlin, with many small cut-out windows and moon, to be held up to the light   -  Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat

The back of the postcard, with a very simple address

The back of a postcard published by WH, Berlin, with many small cut-out windows and moon, to be held up to the light   -  Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

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