Mistress Murray

Scope and Content

Black and white photograph of a woman [Mistress Murray] holding a small child, with trees and a lake [Loch Lomond] behind her. She is dressed very traditionally with a white bonnet tied under her chin, a black cape and a striped skirt or apron with a pocket. The child (a toddler) is wearing s white dress and clack boots. Pasted onto a page in the album, with a manuscript caption on the bottom white edge.

Note: the clothes the woman is wearing are old fashioned for the date of the photograph. The women's skirt and the child's face are both dirty.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. Yellowed slightly, significantly discoloured to a brownish tone on the right, some mirroring, black flecks (possibly ink). Slight repair needed. Production method: gelatin silver print.