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TITLE
The Cuchullins I.O. Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_188
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12975
KEYWORDS
early postcard
Portree
Cuchullins
Cuillin
paddle steamer
The Cuchullins I.O. Skye

This postcard is interesting as much for its age as what is pictured. Prior to 1894, all postcards were issued through the post office with a pre -printed stamp. This postcard shows the next design which had one side used exclusively for the address and adhesive stamp, and the other side for the image and also any message. The images on earliest postcards were often engravings from line drawings. In 1902, Great Britain was the first country to used postcards with one side divided for the address and message, and the other used for the image.

The scene pictured is of Portree Bay, with the spectacular Cuillin mountain range in the background. A paddle steamer is waiting at the pier, and two fishing boats are in the bay.


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The Cuchullins I.O. Skye

INVERNESS: Portree

1890s

early postcard; Portree; Cuchullins; Cuillin; paddle steamer

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Dualchas Postcards

This postcard is interesting as much for its age as what is pictured. Prior to 1894, all postcards were issued through the post office with a pre -printed stamp. This postcard shows the next design which had one side used exclusively for the address and adhesive stamp, and the other side for the image and also any message. The images on earliest postcards were often engravings from line drawings. In 1902, Great Britain was the first country to used postcards with one side divided for the address and message, and the other used for the image.<br /> <br /> The scene pictured is of Portree Bay, with the spectacular Cuillin mountain range in the background. A paddle steamer is waiting at the pier, and two fishing boats are in the bay. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />