Vintage Photographs of Edinburgh, Scotland From the 1840s

In 1840s Edinburgh, painter David Octavius Hill and engineer Robert Adamson formed the city’s first photography studio, which created thousands of images until Adamson’s sudden death. They are best known for their wonderful portraits, but over the course of their sadly short partnership they also created quite a few city views. At a time whenContinue reading “Vintage Photographs of Edinburgh, Scotland From the 1840s”

70 Interesting Photos of Street Scenes in Edinburgh, Scotland in the Early 1960s

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. Historically part of the county of Midlothian (interchangeably Edinburghshire before 1921), it is located in Lothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. Edinburgh is Scotland’s second-most populous city and the seventh-most populous city in the United Kingdom. RecognisedContinue reading “70 Interesting Photos of Street Scenes in Edinburgh, Scotland in the Early 1960s”

73 Vintage Photos of Edinburgh, Scotland During the 1950s

Edinburgh in the 1950s was a very different place. After the ravages of war, the International Festival and Military Tattoo was introduced as an antidote to post-war austerity, the new Civic Survey and Plan put forward grandiose recommendations for change, and a new young Queen visited the city. This was a time when slum housingContinue reading “73 Vintage Photos of Edinburgh, Scotland During the 1950s”