Postcard

Tolbooth

Canongate, Edinburgh

Looking down the Royal Mile towards Holyrood Palace

Tolbooth is the building on the left, with the clock

Postcard  used by Wm Taylor & Co, Broughton Soap Works  -  Tolbooth, Canongate, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Scott, Hazelmere, Buckinghamshire, England

 

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    Postcard  used by Wm Taylor & Co, Broughton Soap Works  -  Tolbooth, Canongate, Edinburgh

Back of the Postcard

The Back of a Postcard  used by Wm Taylor & Co, Broughton Soap Works  -  Tolbooth, Canongate, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Scott, Hazelmere, Buckinghamshire, England

 

Postcard

The View

Here is a busy scene, looking down the  Royal Mile towards Holyrood, just over a hundred years ago.  The cobbled street has lots of children and pedestrians, but no traffic!

Looking down the street:

-  Canongate Tolbooth is on the left.

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Canongate Tolbooth

-  Moray House is on the right

Stereo View of Moray House in the Royal Mile, Edinburgh  -  by Archibald Burns

Wm Taylor & Co

This shows one of the uses of postcards in the early 20th century.  The card was posted on October 5, 1906, to advise the recipient to expect a visit from a representative of Wm Taylor & Co, Broughton Soap Works.

By looking at both the front and back of the postcard above, it can be seen that there is an embossed stamp from the company in the top corner of the card.

 

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