This excellent quality photograph is from 1905. It’s incredible to think the photo is now over 108 years old as it’s still is such amazing preserved condition. Why is so looked after? Well….it’s my own family. Pictured are the Duncan’s of Blantyre photographed in clearly their Sunday best. In the middle is my great, great grandfather and grandmother John and Christina Reid. On the far right is my great grandfather also John Duncan. My grandpa, another John Duncan wasn’t even born yet for a few more years.
Pictured also are Christina, Agnes and Elizabeth Duncan, along with their brothers William, James, Thomas and Malcom. You may not be too interested in the people, but it’s the clothes and poses that are fascinating. For me though, this photo represents an important picture of family back then and it’s clear they that they looked fortunate enough to be well dressed and to afford such photos. If anybody in Blantyre names Duncan is reading this, there is a strong chance given so many people in this family back then, that YOU may be related to me. I don’t mind sharing the family tree for you to find out.