Photographs of beached whale

Scope and Content

Two photographs of the Tay Whale as it lay beached at Stonehaven, on 9 January 1884.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Washington Wilson was born in 1823 and at the age of twelve he left home to become a carpenter. He then trained as a portrait painter before turning to photography in 1853. By the 1860s he owned printing works in Aberdeen that produced thousands of prints with views from all over Britain, and later images of the Continent and the rest of the world. He received comission from both Prince Albert and Queen Victoria. He died in 1893.

Access Information

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Mareike Platt, August 2006.