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Dating A Postcard Of The Glasgow Bridge

 
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Posted 07/02/2015   11:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Dating a Postcard of the Glasgow Bridge, Scotland, UK:



This 1865 photo (below) shows the bridge with its original gas lights along the sides, and no railway bridge.

(That paddle-steamer, across the river, is docked right where the railway bridge would be built.)



This post-1899 (below) photo shows the newly-widened bridge, with electric lights down the center of the bridge.

At the far left, you can see the 1st Caledonian Railway Bridge (hereinafter 'CRB1').



CRB1 from the west; note the clean, open rectangular structure (same as in my card, above):



CRB1 (in the background); note the added support for overhead electric lines; dated 1902:



A better view of the overhead electric lines for both the trams & the trains:



CRB1 was demolished in 1967.



Q/ Looking in my card, under CRB1, are those the first pilings for CRB2? (opened 1905)



- The widened Glasgow Bridge opened 1899; and

- The railway bridge (CRB1) was already electrified in 1902; so

- That puts my card in 1899-1902.

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/s/ ikeyPikey

http://www.glasgowhistory.com/glasg...-bridge.html ... The Glasgow Bridge ... lots of story, with lots of photos
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It puts the image at 1899-1902, but not necessarily the postcard
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Posted 07/03/2015   9:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
True!

In his magnificent "The Postcard Century: 2000 Cards and their Messages", (ISBN 9780500975909) author Tom Phillips begins each year with one postcard of Piccadilly Circus and one of New York City and, sure enough, in the entry for the first year (1900) he begins by noting the time lag between an image and its postcard. Duh!

https://PostcardsInTheNews.wordpres...om-phillips/ ... to read more about the book

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