Well done to my good friend, George Park who today has kindly restored Mary Crowe’s old photo back to a better condition, removing the scratches and making other enhancements. Quite the talent and lovely to see such kindness between people who don’t know each other.
Perhaps Victorians were more fun than we all think!? A photo that didn’t make the sitting room mantlepiece. Looks like somebody was certainly in a good mood whilst awaiting to get their official photo taken. I love to see pictured like this, taken when “guard” was down, or exploring a more human side. Its a […]
It’s incredible to think this next photo is 100 years old or so. It’s remarkably clear and although these are Blantyre people from Margaret Stewart’s album, the identities are unknown. A mystery indeed! It’s likely a studio photo with backdrop, rather than in anybody’s home. The children immaculately turned out, their hair washed, brushed […]
To celebrate the run up to Christmas, this December (as I’ve done here for each of the last 6 years), I’ll be unveiling many, many BRAND NEW Blantyre photos each and every day! Some contributed, others from my own collection. Starting 1st December and throughout the whole month, I’ve chosen some amazing new photos to […]
Michael Connolly shared this fantastic photo of the McGuigan family in Blantyre in 1900. Incredibly their history is told on the back of the photo (how amazing if we all did that!). Back row, left to right is Charles, James and Henry. Centre Row is Mary, Margaret and James, Margaret, John, Teresa and Peter on […]
Well, well. It would seem my wife isn’t the only photographer in this family! What a surprise i got when i opened this week’s Hamilton Advertiser newspaper to see my own photograph of Kirkton Cemetery and the Cornerstone winning, Readers Photo of the Week! A first for me. A full colour half page spread no […]