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After George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Blair Athole, from Tulloch Hill 1883 after an c. 1863 original

Carbon print | 10.5 x 8.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2620044

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Photograph of a small town with buildings occupying a valley floor in the distance. In the foreground is a wooden fence following the contour of the land with trees in the middle distance.

Blair Athole is situated in Perthshire, Scotland. The Gaelic name refers to a plain or 'blar' that the town occupies. In his book Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery published in 1868, Wilson describes Blair Athole thus: 'The village is situated upon a rising ground which overlooks a rising plain at the junction of the [rivers] Tilt and Garry, and is now fast rising into importance, having a spacious hotel for the accommodation of visitors, and communicating both north and south by the Highland Railway.' This photograph is a later carbon copy of the original albumen photograph. Carbon was a process that was less susceptible to fading, unlike an albumen print that is prone to discolouration over time. 
  • Creator(s)

    After George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (photographer)

  • 10.5 x 8.0 cm (image)

    17.5 x 13.2 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Perthshire [Scotland]
              • Blair Atholl [Perthshire]
            • Perth and Kinross [Scotland]
              • Tulloch Hill [Perth and Kinross]