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Index

1.

Engravings and Old Photos

2.

Schools

3.

Shops

4.

Docks

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Around 1911 and  2011

 

Pictures of Leith

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Leith Engravings

and

Old Photos

 

19th Century

Engravings

Photography began in the mid-19th century, but for most of that century books were illustrated by engravings.

Here are some old engravings of Leith that appeared in 19th century books:

a)  Modern Athens  Published 1829

b) Old & New Edinburgh   Published 1890

Both these books were lavishly illustrated with engravings.  The illustrations in these books were black and white, but now the books have often been broken up and the individual engravings then hand-tinted and mounted on board and sold for, perhaps, about 25 each.

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Engravings:   'Modern Athens'  -  1829

Leith Harbour from the Pier

Engraving in Modern Athens  -  Leith Harbour from the Pier

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

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Leith Harbour

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

Exchange Buildings  -  Leith

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Exchange Buildings, Leith

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

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Exchange Buildings at Leith

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

Leith Harbour  -  Signal Tower

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Signal Tower - Leith Harbour

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

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Signal Tower at Leith Harbour

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

Leith Town Hall

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Leith Town Hall

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

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Leith Town Hall

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

Leith Custom House

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  Custom House, Leith

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

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Custom House at Leith

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

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Engravings:   'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  1890

Leith  -  East and West Piers

Engraving  from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith  -  East and West Piers

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

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith East and West Piers  -  hand coloured

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

Leith  -  Pier and Harbour  -  1798

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith Pier and Harbour

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

Engraving from "Old & New Edinburgh"  -  Leith Pier and Harbour  -   hand coloured

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

Leith Harbour  -  about 1700

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith Harbour

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

Leith Harbour  -  1829

Engraving in Old & New Edinburgh  -  Leith Harbour

  For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk    [Source: Old & New Edin

Entrance to Leith Harbour  -  1826

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith Harbour Entrance

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

Leith  -  The Shore

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith Shore

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

Leith  -  Edinburgh Dock

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Edinburgh Dock, Leith

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

Leith  -  St Ninian's Church

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Leith  -  St Ninian's Church

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

Leith  -  St Ninian's Churchyard

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  St Ninian's Churchyard, Leith

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

South Leith Church  -  1820

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  South Leith Church  -  1817

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

South Leith Church  -  1882

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  South Leith Church  -  1882

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

Sheriff Brae  -  Leith

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Sheriff Brae, Leith

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

Leith  -  Kirkgate

Engraving from 'Old & New  Edinburgh'  -  Kirkgate, Leith

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

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Old Photos

3.

Around 1850s

Thomas Vernon Begbie

Leith Inner Harbour

Leith Inner Harbour - Stereoscopic View by Begbie

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

Leith Shore

Leith Shore - Stereoscopic View by Begbie

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

Leith Inner Harbour  -  with the barque Neptune

Leith Inner Harbour  -  Photograph by Begbie

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

Leith Shore

Leith Shore and Ship - Photograph by Begbie

 

Leith Inner Harbour with flat-bottom boats

Leith Inner Harbour - Photograph by Begbie

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

St Ninian's Wharf

Leith - St Ninian's Wharf - Photograph by Begbie

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

Leith Shore and Signal Tower

Leith Shore and Signal Tower - Photograph by Begbie

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

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Around 1890

The first four are by Alex Ayton

Paddle Steamer and Swing Bridge at Leith Docks

Alex Ayton Glass Plate  -  Leith  -  Paddle Steamer and Swing Bridge

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Paul Mottram, Montrose, Angus, Scotland

Paddle Steamer at Leith Docks

Alex Ayton Glass Plate  -  Leith  -  Paddle Steamer

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Paul Mottram, Montrose, Angus, Scotland

Ships at The Shore, Leith

Alex Ayton Glass Plate  -  Leith  -  Ships at the Shore

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Paul Mottram, Montrose, Angus, Scotland

Steamer at Leith Docks

Alex Ayton Glass Plate  -  Leith  -  Ships at the Shore

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Paul Mottram, Montrose, Angus, Scotland

Great Dock Strike  -  Protest on the streets of Leith  -  1889

 Great Dock Strike  -  Protest on the streets of Leith  -  1889

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Pilton Elderly Project group that who compiled an exhibition of old photos of Granton.

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5.

Around 1910

All except the first from Leith Town Council

Leith Docks Demonstration - The Shore, Leith, 1913

 Leith Dockers' Demonstration  -  The Shore, Leith, 1913

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to the Pilton Elderly Project group that who compiled an exhibition of old photos of Granton.

Water Street

Demolished 1912

Water Street, between Bowie's Close and Burgess Street, Leith  -  Demolished 1912

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Water Street

Demolished 1912

Water Street, between Bowie's Close and Burgess Street, Leith  -  Demolished 1912

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Lower Drawbridge

Removed March 1910

Lower Drawbridge over the Water of Leith at The Shore, Leith  -  Removed 1910

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Giles Street

Buildings demolished 1914

Giles Street, Leith  -  Buildings demolished 1914

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Buildings demolished 1914

JCJ Kirk's Hairdressing Rooms, Green Jenny's Close, Giles Street, Leith  -  Demolished 1914

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Assembly Rooms

Railings removed 1910

Assembly Rooms, Constitution Street, Leith  -  Railings removed 1910

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Demolished 1915

27 Sheriff Brae, Leith,hole in footway -  1910

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Demolished 1915

Upper Drawbridge over the Water of Leith at Sandport Place, Leith  -  1910

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

Leith Links

Opening of the Tennis Courts at Leith Links  - 1914

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

 

 

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Index

1.

Engravings and Old Photos

2.

Schools

3.

Shops

4.

Docks

5

Around 1911 and  2011

 

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