Category: Blantyre People

Boy with Buttonhole

We’ll probably never know the identity of this boy, photographed sometime between 1895 and 1914. The photo is amongst a collection by Blantyre amateur photographer, David Ritchie and despite it being up to 127 years old, the photo is in pristine condition, taken from a negative plate. The fashions suggest Edwardian, rather than Victorian, so […]

Miss Ritchie, 1900

Today’s picture is High Blantyre lassie, Miss Ritchie. This is certainly one of joiner and photographer, David Ritchie’s children, but I’m not sure which one. Lizzie? Minnie? The picture is from just before 1900, making it over 120 years old. The Ritchie family lived at one time on School Lane, then at Broompark Avenue in […]