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Dr Werner Kissling: A Retrospective

Portraits, Eriskay

Description:

 

'Isle Eriskay , Outer Hebrides, 1934.

 

They are all workers on the sea or the soil-men, women and children-singularly strong-looking, picturesque and often handsome.'

 

Dr Kissling's note, 1978

 

These portraits show four people from the community living on Eriskay when Kissling visited in 1934.

 

Top left: Seamus Gilleasbuig Stephain (James MacIsaac).

 

Top right: Annag Eachainn 'ic Dhomnall

 

Bottom left: Mary Johnstone.

 

Bottom right: This person has been identified as both Iain and Dugald MacDonald. The brothers must have looked very similar!

 

Research note, 2019

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
PP/KISSLING COLLECTION, Retrospective 1978/5-8
Digital Number:
DMPG281n
Creation Date:
1934
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council