Where is it?

and when?

Possibly one of the docks on the Firth of Forth?

Where and when might this photo have been taken.  Is it one of the docks on the Firth of Forth?
  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Doug Chatham, Edinburgh

Correction

Thank you to Michael Melrose for discovering that this photo had been displayed wrong way round.
  See Reply 5 here.   Here is how it should have be displayed.

Where and when might this photo have been taken.  Is it one of the docks on the Firth of Forth?
  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Doug Chatham, Edinburgh

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   Where and when might this photo have been taken.  Is it one of the docks on the Firth of Forth?

 

Comment

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Doug Chatham

Edinburgh

Thank you to Doug Chatham for allowing me to reproduce this photo.  Doug tells me that it comes from a small collection that he bought on eBay.  Others from the same collection are views of docks and harbours in Fife, on the Firth of Forth.

Doug wrote:

Leith Docks?

"This photo is from a collection that I bought from an eBay seller in England.  There is no photographer's name or date on the photo, and its location is listed as 'Leigh Docks'.

The photo may be of Leith Docks, Edinburgh.  Can anybody confirm this, or suggest when the photo might have been taken.

I reckon that this and other photos in the same collection may have been taken around the 1880s, possibly associated with the ferries to Fife before the Forth Bridge was opened in 1890."

Doug Chatham:  May 29 + July 15, 2014

Reply to Doug

The low buildings and the cranes beside the dock remind me of those that used to be on the south side of Albert Dock at Leith Harbour, but I don't recognise the larger buildings on the right-hand side of the photo.

If you have any suggestions for Doug as to where and when this photo might have been taken, please email me, then I'll give you Doug's email address so that you can contact him.    Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  July 16, 2014

 

Leith

 

 

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