December 13: The Albert Institute, Dundee, 1892
The Albert Institute, Dundee, 1892 (JV-17199). A coloured postcard from the James Valentine Photographic Collection.
The Albert Institute was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott (1865-67) in a mixture of styles of continental Gothic and Scottish vernacular, complete with crow-stepped gables. It was extended in 1873 and 1887 and houses the McManus Galleries.
Valentines of Dundee produced prints and then postcards of topographical views for the emerging tourist market from the 1860s until the 1960s. Coloured postcards were printed using three coloured and one black printing blocks to produce the desired colours.