Reminiscing in the Parlor : Leisurely Viewing Stereographs
Title:
Burns' Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland
Date:
August 1875
Photographer:
Wilson, George Washington, 1823-1893
Place:
Scotland/Edinburg
Print Size:
6.875 x 3.375
Description:
One stereograph of Burns' Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland. The photograph shows the large monument, with a town behind it and mountains in the far background. The back has an applied paper with the name and title of the photograph, as well as the photographer's name, G. W. Wilson, and the handwritten initials of the owner. M. F. H. took a European tour in July and August of 1875, traveling from Belgium to Switzerland, Italy, France, England and Scotland. From other stereographs, it is clear this is from that trip.
Notes:
A monument to the Scottish poet Robert Burns, who even during his lifetime endeared himself to Edinburgh society, on Calton Road in central Edinburgh. The monument was built in 1830 by the architect Thomas Hamilton (1784 - 1858), following the design of his earlier memorial at the bard's birthplace in Alloway (South Ayrshire).


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