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Manning the Yards

Period:
19th Century
Description:
The men on board the 'Empress' were some of the last Navy recruits to learn how to cope with sails and rigging as sailships were fast becoming redundent when this image was recorded.
Place of Production:
nr. The Holy Isle, off the Isle of Arran
Materials/Media:
glass plate negative
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
KIMMG:KH/E27
Digital Number:
EAGP190n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council