W R & S
the 'Reliable' series of postcards
I have seen more postcards of Edinburgh
published by W R & S than by any other publisher, with the exception of
Valentine of Dundee.
There are also some W R & S photographs of
Edinburgh, probably from the early 20th century.
These photos are approx 8 x 10 in.
[Sharon Stobie, Winnipeg]
Did W R & S, like James Valentine and George Washington Wilson,
perhaps sell such photos individually and mounted into albums,
perhaps in the late 19th century and early 20th century?
Books of Views
I have three books, all with tartan (but different) covers.
The books are published by W R & S and include a collection of
their photos. The books are all entitled:
Edinburgh and Vicinity - An Album containing
over 250 Views
with plan and guide to the principal
places of interest
These books each have about 60 pages,
approx 11 ins wide x 8.5 ins high. The contents of two of
the books are identical, the third is different. All appear
to have been published around 1900
Inside the cover is an advert for W R & S
- Post Cards -
The RELIABLE WR&S SERIES View Cards of Great Britain and Ireland
- View Albums -
All the Principal Towns are published in the RELIABLE WR&S SERIES.
and Charms - With RELIABLE WR&S SERIES
Views of all the Principal Towns.
Post Cards - Amusing Coloured Designs,
with strip of 12 RELIABLE WR&S SERIES Views of all the Principal
I also have a fourth book, similar to the above, similar to
those above but slimmer and with some different photos. This
is undated, but was probably published around 1920.