Sadly, and despite best efforts, I don’t know the names of this boy and girl, standing posing for the camera in a field. But they are amongst a collection of Blantyre photos taken between 1895 and 1915.
So the photo serves simply as “eyes into the past” and an indication of the type of clothes local children were wearing 120 years ago. I would add, I think there’s parental pride in this photo. Hair is brushed, the faces are clean.
These kids are no longer on this earth and likely their own children aren’t either anymore. However, they could be grandparents or great grandparents of people reading this article! A long shot, but if you recognise them, please do let me know.
With thanks to Alex Bowie for sharing this photo.