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    A print of a Scottish soldier 1760c and of a Black Watch private 1743c
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    A recruiting poster for the third foot guards or Royal Scotch Regiment of Body Guards 1808-1816, note the pay scale in the fine print.
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    Women in St. Kilda were supposed to like wearing bright colours although it's hard to tell from these photographs, everything they're wearing was made on the Island. These photographs were taken c 1860. If the man looks nervious it could be because folks from the mainland had previously brought deseases with them.
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    I dont think he was nervous. Likely just wanting the furriners to leave ASAP.
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    This would fit into culture and life, everything you need to fix your beasties
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    These are the little beauties that made the Romans pray to their Gods and foul their britches, a bronze trumpet or Carynx used by the Picts.
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    Not a photo but a painting by John Duncan in 1896, her Scots guard was a product of the Auld Allience, Scotlands traditional support for france against England.
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    James Drummond RSA 1810-1877, this "salted paper" portrait is among the earliest known photographs, mid 1840's. Born in Edinburgh he was a subject and history painter concentrating on scenes of later Scottish history. He became an Academician to the Royal Scottish Academy in 1852 and their librarian in 1857. In 1868 Drummond became Curator of the National Portrait Gallery. These drawings were published in 1881 in "Ancient Scottish weapons". Three of the Lochaber Axes are in the National Museum.
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    To good to leave out these Scottish Battle Axes also drawn by Drummond
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    Scottish Inventor John Boyd Dunlop 1840-1921

    Born in Dreghorn Ayrshire, he worked as a veterinary surgeon in Scotland and Ireland having qualified at Edinburgh University at only 19. He replaced the solid rubber tyres of his son's bike with an inflated hose and although the idea had already been patented by fellow Scot, Robert William Thompson of Stonehaven back in 1845, he was unaware of this. Dunlop founded "Dunlop Rubber Co" in 1900 to produce his pneumatic tyres and bikes and got the credit.
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    A member of The Scottish Clan Society dressed for rush hour traffic as The Bruce on a 1952 Sunbeam 500cc in 1987.
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    As you probably know David in your post #330 in the 4th picture the middle targe R.H. is metal clad as I remember. A bit unusual and perhaps an older targe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E Mc Vey View Post
    As you probably know David in your post #330 in the 4th picture the middle targe R.H. is metal clad as I remember. A bit unusual and perhaps an older targe.
    Hello Ed, from the deep side view, profile shot of the targe, I don't believe it could simply be metal clad over wood but it's likely made of steel. Wood and leather worked much better against sword and bayonet but there were some around such as the one Glenbucket carried during the 45, perhaps this one I don't know I can't find any other info on it. An Islay account from 1639 mentions that 20 pounds was paid "for mending of thrie steill tairges and for covering thame of lather". Perhaps generations older definitly since steel would last so much longer than wood and covering them with leather would make them more usefull.
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    A Scottish soldier, there was none bolder.

    2nd Lieutenant Granville George Algernon Egerton 72nd Reg of foot in 1879. He joined up at age 20 and rose to the rank of Major General and passed away in 1951. Egerton along with my Great Grandfather took part in and defeated the Afgan Army under Ayub Khan in 1880.
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    Captain Lord George William Hamilton Viscount Kirkwall, 71st Highlanders, 1855

    Photo taken in the Crimea with his wee dog (name unknown). Thanks to Robert for the weapon ID he carries a Highland light Infantry special pattern Field Officers sword from 1854.
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    Sir Colin Campbell 1792-1863 Lord Clyde

    Born in Glasgow the son of a carpenter he rose through the ranks and led the Highland Brigade during the Crimea taking victory at Alma and defending the Port of Balaclava with "The Thin Red Line". He also served in China and India.
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    I really loved those pics of the Wallace and de Graham swords you posted. Thanks!
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    General Sir James Hope Grant 1808-1875

    The photograph was taken in 1860 in China and the painting was done by his brother Sir Francis Grant who was president of the Royal Academy in 1853. The General was born in Kilgarston Perthshire. He was commander of the British troops in China and Hong Kong. He was involved in the First Opium War, the First Anglo-Sikh War, Indian Rebellion of 1857 and the Second Opium War. Lord Clyde had nothing but praise for the General.
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    Soldiers of the 42nd Regiment, Black Watch, on their return from the Crimea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David gray View Post
    The photograph was taken in 1860 in China and the painting was done by his brother Sir Francis Grant who was president of the Royal Academy in 1853. The General was born in Kilgarston Perthshire. He was commander of the British troops in China and Hong Kong. He was involved in the First Opium War, the First Anglo-Sikh War, Indian Rebellion of 1857 and the Second Opium War. Lord Clyde had nothing but praise for the General.
    We should note that Hope Grant was well known to Sir Harry Paget Flashman, V.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts View Post
    We should note that Hope Grant was well known to Sir Harry Paget Flashman, V.C.
    We should also note that Sir Harry was a fictional character created by George MacDonald Fraser 1925-2008. Based on Flashman or "Flashy" from "Tom Brown's Schooldays" 1857, written by Thomas Hughes 1822-1896.
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    The cover of the book looks very much like the painting of Grant, still fiction tho.
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    When the Black Watch was first raised in Scotland the men never could have imagined that over a hundred years later they would be fighting overseas. As you all know they've fought with distinction along with many other Regiments from Scotland all over the Britsh Empire, here are officers of the Black Watch in the Crimea, unfortunatly i can't find their names.
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    Captain Cunninghame 42nd Reg BW

    This photo taken in the Crimea was named to Captain Cunninghame, looking through their history a Captain Robert Campbell Cunninghame was likely injured and sent to Malta where he died in 1855. I don't know for sure if it's the same man but 99% because he was the only Captain Cunninghame in the Crimea at the time.
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    The 72nd Regiment of Foot

    These men are private soldiers of the 72nd also known as the Seaforth Highlanders. These uniforms of the Prince Charles Edward Stuart tartan trews with scarlet doublets were their combat dress. The picture shows Private John Davidson (Grenadier Company) Private William Noble (Battalion Company) and Private John Harper (Light Company). This is a type of photograph called a platinotype, it was taken by Cundell and Co of London, by order of Queen Victoria on the return of the Highland regiments from the Crimea in 1856. The watercolour of an officer and a Lieutenant Colonel by R. Simkin in 1878.
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