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Postcard of a portrait of Jean Armour Burns Brown

Period:
Late 19th Century
Description:

A monochrome postcard from a photograph of a direct descendant of Robert Burns.

 

Jean Armour Burns Brown was the great granddaughter of Robert Burns, descended through Robert Burns junior, the poet's eldest son. From the time she was a young woman she was said to bear an uncanny resemblance to her famous forebear.

 

Because of this she became something of a celebrity in her own right, touring in Scotland and North America. She was regularly invited to ceremonies  associated with Robert Burns and appeared at many events  from the 1890s onwards until her death in 1937.

 

This postcard is evidence of her celebrity. It  reproduces her autograph, "Yours very sincerely Jean Armour Burns Brown".

Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
width: 141 mm, length: 90 mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
Postcard, BUR / 33
Digital Number:
DMBN038n
Creation Date:
c 1900
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council