STEREOVIEWS of George Washington WILSON
Late 1800 “Ltd” issues
Here are 10 Scottish scenery views by the famous G.W. Wilson! These are 1880’s photographs, published by the G.W. Wilson & Co, Ltd. after 1893. There’s a great dramatic story on the foundation of this corporation, which you can read below!
We show a full format scan of some of the views. The others were digitally combined, only to save some space. The condition of each and every card is very good!
“In the Valley of the Dhruim, Beauly”
“Loch Duich” “Kelso Bridge & Abbey”
“Dunbar Castle” “Inverlochy”
G.W. Wilson Limited Company was definitely founded on March 8, 1893. This was one day before Wilson died.
Here is the story:
At the end of 1892 Wilson was old and ailing and obviously he was going to die soon. His sons were burdened by mounting costs and falling sales. They consulted a lawyer. Without Wilson's knowledge this lawyer suggested to turn the firm into a limited company before Wilson expired. The first papers were drawn up and were signed by Wilson in a shaky hand on February 24, 1893. On the evening of March 8, Wilson retired to bed. At one o'clock in the morning, he was seized with an intense fit. His sons were called to his bedside and managed to obtain his signature, finally authorizing the limited company. At 8.45 the following morning Wilson died…. leaving a brand new firm!
“Loch Summel” “Dunrobin Castle”
“Bora Linn (Falls of Clyde)” “Bora Castle Lanark”
Written on each backside there is a description of the card’s subject. Example:
PRICE: $ 99 for the 10 cards (includes Priority Shipping Worldwide)
Grade: 8. Views show only slight wear.
Order number: WIL02
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If you want to see more Wilson views, choose the red title.
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