Series of postcards showing the skyline of buildings in Edinburgh from the Art School to the Caledonian Hotel including proposed new buildings

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      GB 249 T-GED/22/1/British Isles/Scotland/450
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      6 postcards: colour, water colour and pencil on paper; 11.3 x 8.7 cm each / 67.5 x 8.7 cm panorama

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Title: 'Proposed architectural treatment specially adapted for Castle Terrace being an attempt to bring about a simpler skyline and to unite the station and the School of Art somehow'
Author: Anon.
'Panorama of Future Edinburgh according as completed, [ ] by some admiring followers of W. Dick Peddie. (Archi[tec]t of Cal[edoniann R[ailwa]y, Art School +c.) [ ] unsolicited + [ ] 5/10/08 Return to P. Geddes' endorsement in MS in ink by Patrick Geddes on reverse of postcard 1.
'In order to obtain the full benefit of this design stand it on edge - bent it in manner of a semi circle. picture postcards of St. Cuthberts + St. John can then be placed in their relative position and [card 5:] the Pentland Hills imagined behind the Veil.' endorsement in MS in pencil on reverse of postcard 6 and 5.

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