[Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland] (LOC)

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    [Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland]

    [between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900].

    1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color.

    Title devised by Library staff. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010)
    Incorrect title listed in the Detroit Publishing Co., catalogue J--foreign section. Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Photographic Company, 1905: "Wallace Statue, II, Stirling."
    Print no. "13013".
    Forms part of: Views of landscape and architecture in Scotland in the Photochrom print collection.


    Format: Photochrom prints--Color--1890-1900.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on reproduction.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

    Part Of: Views of landscape and architecture in Scotland (DLC) 2001703567

    More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available athdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pgz

    Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.07678

    Call Number: LOT 13407, no. 167 [item]

    Tonya Faye, tytoalba, mthw, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. -- Green Light Images -- 90 months ago | reply

      There are various statues of William Wallace, but this structure is known as the Wallace Monument.

    2. Mando Maniac 90 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ANYTHING GOES SCOTLAND,VINTAGE PHOTOS,POSTCARDS,EPHEMERAetc..., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. gavinvz 90 months ago | reply

      These old pictures are just amazing.

    4. Jeff (LOC P&P) 90 months ago | reply

      Thanks, stephenbuchan. Will investigate and update catalog record as appropriate to reflect identification as Wallace Monument.

    5. Cak3ster 82 months ago | reply

      I grew up a short walk away from the Wallace Monument and this picture confuses me. The Abby Craig is steep and there is no lake/pool close by. This photo, if it is a photo, was taken half way up a steep hill so, even if it was drained when they build the road, I don't see how such a pool could exist at all.
      (Cakester's girlfriend - yet to set up an account)

    6. Kristi (LOC P&P) 82 months ago | reply

      Cak3ster's girlfriend:

      Interesting! While the images are not color photographs, they do start life as black-and-white photographs, and have color added by lithographic means, so the image can be believed in that sense. (You can even see the reflection of the man on the side and the tower in the water.) Perhaps there was a retaining wall or other method of keeping that water in place at the time of the photograph. It's difficult to say!

    7. sbuwert 79 months ago | reply

      This confused me too! I live in Stirling and am going to go out to look for eveidence of this lochan. Any idea as to which side it was taken from?

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