Postcard

George Street

Looking towards St Andrew Square

 

Postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  George Street, Edinburgh

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

The back of a postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  George Street, Edinburgh

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

Post Card

George Street

Here is view of pedestrians, horses and carts and a cyclist in George Street.  The photograph is taken from a short distance to the west of the junction of George Street and Hanover Street.  The view looks to the east, towards:

-  The statue of King George IV, to commemorate his visit to Scotland in 1722 at the junction with Hanover Street.

St Andrew's & St George's Church, just beyond the George Hotel on the left hand side of the street.

-  The Melville Monument in the centre of St Andrew Square at the East End of George Street.

The statue of George IV, the Melville Monument and many of the buildings still look very much the same today.

Back of the Postcard

This card has an undivided back, on which only the address was to be written, so the message is squeezed into the small space below the picture on the front of the card.

The card was posted from Broughty Ferry (north of Dundee, Scotland) to Devon, England on 4 July 1902.

No publisher's name appears on this card, but the style of the card - both the number on the front (3048) and the typeface and wording on the back of this card are similar to one of Leith Docks published by
B & D

Postcard by B & D  -  Leith Docks

The back of a postcard by B & D  -  Leith Docks

Perhaps both came from the same source.

 

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