Princes Street

Looking East towards Calton Hill
from the
 Scott Monument

Lamp Posts

At the junction of Princes Street and Waverley Bridge

Looking east towards Calton Hill from the Scott Monument - Photograph by Begbie

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Richard Torrance, Edinburgh

 

Princes Street

from the  Scott Monument

Thank you to Richard Torrance for allowing me to reproduce this old photograph of lamp posts in Princes Street at the junction with Waverley Bridge.

I don't know the date of this photo, but think it may be around the 1860s.  I've contacted Aberdeen University who hold the GWW Collection, to see if they can tell me the date.

Alternatively checking in the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories to discover when Hutton Watchmakers had a shop in Princes Street might help to narrow down this date.

Richard wrote:

Early Photo

"Here is a photograph of the street lights in Princes Street.  The photo was taken by George Washington Wilson.  It is numbered 167 so it must be one of his  fairly early photos."

Richard Torrance:  March 13, 2011

 

Thumbnail images of Princes Street

For more photos of Princes Street please click on a link below:

Princes Street: looking E

Princes Street: looking N

Princes Street: looking S

Princes Street: looking W

Reply

1.

Ronnie Elder

Sri Lanka

Thank you to Ronnie Elder who wrote suggesting when the photo at the top of this page might have been taken.

Ronnie wrote:

Mid 1860s?

"This photograph by Begbie of the construction of the new rail bridge at Waverley Bridge is said to date from around the late-1850s.

 It shows the central lamp post in place at Princes Street, but the building that includes Hutton's watchmakers, in the second photo below has not yet been rebuilt, so the second photo may, perhaps, date from about five years later."

Ronnie Elder, Sri Lanka:  March 16, 2011

1.  Begbie Photo
Late 1850s

Photo by Begbie  - Princes Street and Waverley Bridge rail bridge under construction

 Cavaye Collection of Thomas Begbie Prints: City Art Centre, City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries

2.  GW Wilson photo
Mid-1860s?

Looking east towards Calton Hill from the Scott Monument - Photograph by Begbie

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Richard Torrance, Edinburgh

 

 

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