Other Princes Street Photos

 

G W Wilson

Princes Street

Looking East

1860

The photograph below looks to the East, along Princes Street, towards Calton Hill.  This is a copy of a large print in the collection of Yerbury of Edinburgh made from a negative  by GW Wilson.

View to the East from Waverley

Photogrraph of Waverley at the East End of Princes Street  -  by George Washington Wilson

  Reproduced by courtesy of the Yerbury family.   Click here for link to web site.

Here is how the view looks today:

2006

   Looking along Princes Street towards the Balmoral Hotel and the East End of Princes Street

1859

An 1859 view from the same position, by George Washington Wilson, was reported in the photographic press of 1859 to have been one of the very first 'instantaneous views' to have been taken.

GW Wilson stereo card - Princes Street  -  An instantaneous view taken in 1859

An instantaneous view was one taken with a short exposure and so showing individual figures in the scene, rather than the empty streets  captured by longer exposures where none of the subjects stays still for long enough to have their images captured on film.

GW Wilson was not satisfied with the image taken in 1859 so did not publish it.  He returned to take more photographs from the same location in 1860.

The photograph is taken from the same position.  Please click on this photo to see a larger image. 

Carte de visite

   GW Wilson - Carte de Visite of Princes Street  c.1859

 

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

These pages include photos taken several locations, including:

The Scott Monument

The North British Hotel

Calton Hill

 

A Small Selection of Early Photos of Princes Street

Looking East - from The Mound

1840s

Edinburgh Calotype Album

Looking East - from Frederick Street

1858

WD Clark

Looking East - from Waverley

1859

GW Wilson

Looking East - from Waverley

1860s

GW Wilson  (carte de visite)

Looking East - from Waverley

1890s

JCH Balmain (horse drawn tram)

Looking East - from The West End

1902

JCH Balmain 

Looking East - from Scott Monument

1912

Inglis

Looking East - from Scott Monument

1920

Inglis

Looking East - from Scott Monument

1930

Inglis

Looking West - from North British Hotel

1850s

JG Tunny

Looking West - from Princes St. East End

1860s

GW Wilson

Looking West - From Scott Monument

c.1880

JG Tunny ?

Looking West - from North British Hotel

c.1900

Inglis

Looking West - from North British Hotel

c.1940

Inglis

Looking North - from top of The Mound

c.1865

W Horsburgh

 

 

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