Gallery of Pictures

   

This card is an undivided back card which had been made by Archibald Brown of Lanark. The message had to be written on the front as the back was reserved for the address. Thankfully this rule soon vanished. ......more

   

This is a card from Biggar which was published by Fergus , stationer in the 1920`s. It is a valuable card in many wayss as one can see the Biggar Gas works and its chimney in the background . Also of ......more

   

This is an interesting item. It is Scotland`s oldest film projector in situ and dates back to 1937. It is to the best of my knowledge still located in what was the Regal Cinema in Bannatyne Cinema. It ......more

   

This is a copy of the sketch made between 1789 and 1790 by Captain Grose and Robert Riddell during their travels around Scotland prior to make a book about Scottish Antiquities. This was a copy of the ......more

   

This is a nineteenth century photo of Lanark. Apologies for poor quality . Took it a number of years ago and have forgotten whether I took it in the Library or not . However it dates to about 1880-1890 ......more

   

This is an interesting view of New Lanark. It was part of a magic lantern series of pictures for a lecture on Edinburgh and other nearby Tourist destinations. The date of this photo is probably between ......more

   

This card was probably made pre World War I. It proudly states on the back that it was made in Britain . Pre World War I many of the cards were manufactured in Saxony in Germany. The dating is based on ......more

   

This a card from the Scott`s series of postcards. I have not seen this one before. It shows some of the Leadminers` cottages near the cemetery . The card dates from 1906 and what it does show is that the ......more

   

This cabinet card was produced when the firm of Archibald Brown had a part time business in Biggar. Date roughly 1880-1900. By 1910 the firm no longer operated in Biggar. Do not know who this worthy is but ideas would be welcome.

   

This is a view of Dalserf showing the Church which dates back to the 17th century though in the Churchyard there is the Viking style Hogback stone which dates back to the 10th/11th century. The place name ......more

   

This is a good view of the McKirdy Fountain in Main Street, Lesmahagow as it looked in 1904. The shop on the opposite side of the fountain is that of John Loudon, Grocer. Near the fountain was George Smith, ......more

   

Doctor Prosody This illustration is one of twenty humorous illustrations done for a book on the imaginary tours of Doctor Prosody. It was written in 1821 and published by Matthew Iley in London. The ......more

   

This is a view of Corra Lynn which was published by G. Kearsley but drawn by the famous artist Paul Sandby. This view was published in 1778 after one of his trips around Scotland. In 1778 a fair amount ......more

   

This is a very early view of Smyllum House, which was connected with William Smellie. However the house that he lived in is no longer visible The surviving parts of the building are encased in the present ......more

   

This is a view of a well at the Clydesdale Inn in Lanark. It was found in 1999 in the courtyard at the back of the Inn. It was probably made for the Inn rather than for the Greyfriars Priory. It became ......more

   

This is a postcard showing Birkwood in its glory days before the McKirdy family fell on hard times. It was an irony that the last part to be built was the first part to fall down. Unfortunately it was ......more


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