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Aerial view of Edinburgh About 1920

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Buckham had crashed nine times before he was discharged from the Royal Naval Air Service as a hundred per cent disabled. Continuing to indulge his passion for aerial photography, he wrote that "If one's right leg is tied to the seat with a scarf or a piece of rope, it is possible to work in perfect security". Presumably these were the perilous conditions in which the photographer took this dazzling picture of Edinburgh.


  • Acc. No. PGP 197.1
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 45.80 x 37.80 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1990