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The Frank Gilruth Collection

Famous People

Famous People

Frank Gilruth was born in Gartley, Aberdeenshire in 1853. Frank moved to Dumfries in 1882 when he was appointed as the writing and commercial teacher at Dumfries Academy. He was an enthusiast of Scottish music and literature until his death on the 1st of December 1915. The Frank Gilruth collection took the beauty of the picture postcards and added to it the beauty of music. Dumfries Museum acquired the collection of 900 postcards in 2010. On the back of the postcards his collection, there are a few bars of music, composed by a variety of authors. These postcards have been catalogued by a museum volunteer, and divided into two themes, Famous People and Iconic Scotland.

 

The postcards selected for these exhibitions were chosen by Kate Vallely (Museum Intern 2016), a Canadian student, who completed her Museum and Gallery Studies degree with us.