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Princes Street

Looking to the east from the foot of the Mound

A stereo view by NPG  -  Looking to the east along Princes Street from the foot of the Mound

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The back of a stereo view by NPG  -  Looking to the east along Princes Street from the foot of the Mound

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

Princes Street

Edinburgh, Scotland

On the front of the card, Princes Street is described as Prinzess-Street.

On the back of the card, Edinburgh is listed as being in England, rather than Scotland.

 

Question 1

Who were NPG, who published these stereo views? 

See the logo in the lower-left corner of these views.

Answer 1

Thank you to Phil Wilson for translating material from German in order to answer the question above.  Phil provided the following background to the company:

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'Neue Photographische Gesellschaft'

NPG is the 'Neue Photographische Gesellschaft' (New Photographic Society), founded in 1894 by an east Prussian, Arthur Schwarz (born 1862) and based in Berlin.

The society grew to 35 members in 1897, and turned into a Ltd. company in 1899.  As well as photographic services, the company was involved with the manufacture of Stereoscopes and photographic paper.

It also had a library of over 1600 volumes.  The First World War damaged business, and by 1921/22 the company was struggling, and was eventually taken over by the Dresden concern,
'Mimosa'.

The 'NPG' name  was continued UNTIL 1948  when it came to an end.

 

Thank you to Phil Wilson of Aberdeen, formerly Edinburgh, for providing the details above.

Phil also mentioned that the George Eastman House web site includes some NPG stereoviews.

 

Question 2

When was this card published?  The transport appears to be around 1900.

On the front of the card, Princes Street is described as Prinzess-Street, and on the back Edinburgh is listed as being in England, rather than Scotland.

 

Question 3

This  card is very thin.  It is no 139 in a series.  Did this series also include any other views of Edinburgh?

 

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