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Princes Street

Looking East

Princes Street and the Sinclair Fountain  -  looking East from the West End

Postcard published by WR&S  -  Princes Street and Sinclair Fountain from the West End

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   Postcard published by WR&S  -  Princes Street and Sinclair Fountain from the West End

 

Princes Street

Location

This view looks to the East along Princes Street from the West End.

The Sinclair fountain at the foot of Lothian Road can be seen in the foreground.

Postcard

This postcard was published by WR&S, a company that published many postcards of Edinburgh and a few books of views of Edinburgh in the early 1900s.  This card has not b een sent through the post.

 

Sinclair Fountain

Thank you to Barbara Hiddleston for telling me:

1859 to1926

"In the middle of this photo, used as a tramway island, is the Sinclair Fountain, erected in 1859 by Catherine Sinclair for the use of the horses that pulled the cabs, the working men and dogs.

Its fate was decided at a Tramway Sub-committee Meeting, held around 17th December, 1925.  The fountain was demolished in early 1926."

Barbara L Hiddleston, Dunnet, Caithness, Scotland:  March 27, 2008

Catherine Sinclair was a novelist and philanthropist.  Here, we zoom-in to get a better view of the Sinclair Fountain.  Please click on the thumbnail image below to enlarge it.

Zoom in to the Sinclair Fountain at the West End of Princes Street

 

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