Royal Scottish Academy and
view to the west along Princes Street
Reproduced with acknowledgement to the
National Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire, England
This postcard has a looks to the west
along Princes Street. The building on the left,
surmounted by Queen Victoria, looking to the north up Hanover
Street, is the Royal Scottish Academy at the foot of the
The three tracks for each line of the
cable car can be seen running along Princes Street. What
is that in the road beside the 'Cars Stop' sign in the
lower-right corner of the picture?
I don't know the publisher of this post
card. I have only seen the front of the card.
Looking at the back of
this card might reveal who the publisher was and /or when the
card is likely to have been published.
This card looks to me as if it might
have been published in the early 1900s. There are trams,
horse-drawn carts and a cycle, but no motorised traffic to be
Here is how the
street looked, probably about thirty years later: