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Tam O'Shanter. Photographic Views of Dumfries and Neighbourhood, Kings Arms Hotel

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Robert Burns wrote the poem "Tam O'Shanter" as a "witch story" to accompany the illustration of Alloway Kirk which was to be published by his friend, Captain Francis Grose in his "Antiquities of Scotland".  It is both comic and epic, telling the story of Tam's encounter with a coven of witches on his ride home from a night's drinking at the inn.

 

These sepia prints of scenes from "Tam O'Shanter" are from a photograph album presented to the Kings Arms Hotel by local businesses in Dumfries and Maxwelltown.  The businesses placed advertisements in the album.

Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
width 198mm, height 133mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2006.3.3.9 = 14
Digital Number:
DMPG050n - 55n
Creation Date:
1 January 1889
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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