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Victorian Edinburgh Through the Magic Lantern



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Victorian Edinburgh Through the Magic Lantern by Andrew Gill
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In the second half of the 19th century, Edinburgh was a popular tourist destination for those who had the leisure time and financial wherewithal to experience its wealth of historical and cultural delights. Detailed guide books, such as Black's Guide to Scotland, were available to help them make the most of their stay and stage-coach excursions and railway and paddle-steamer tours took them to attractions in the surrounding area, and further afield to the Isle of Bute, the Trossachs and the Highlands. George Washington Wilson, an Aberdeen based, professional photographer, took photographs of Scotland from the 1860s and produced 'albumen' prints, stereographs and 'magic lantern' projection slides as souvenirs for tourists. This 70 page booklet combines text from Black's Guide, published in 1868 (including a street map, drawings, plans and two guided walks around the City) with twenty six remarkable photographs taken by Wilson.
Release date Australia
December 31st, 2014
black & white illustrations
Country of Publication
United States
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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