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TITLE
Young girl on rocks, Ardnamurchan
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0430
PLACENAME
Ardnamurchan
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10234
KEYWORDS
Ardnamurchan
hydro-electric
Sanna
rocks
portraits
portrait
rock
Young girl on rocks, Ardnamurchan

This young girl was photographed on rocks by the sea by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. The location is probably the Ardnamurchan Peninsula which covers 200,000 acres of land on the west coast of Scotland.

The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927. She built a home using traditional methods and materials and drew her electricity supply from her own private hydro-electric dam.

Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban


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Young girl on rocks, Ardnamurchan

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

20c

Ardnamurchan; hydro-electric; Sanna; rocks; portraits; portrait; rock

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This young girl was photographed on rocks by the sea by M.E.M. Donaldson in the first half of the 20th century. The location is probably the Ardnamurchan Peninsula which covers 200,000 acres of land on the west coast of Scotland. <br /> <br /> The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927. She built a home using traditional methods and materials and drew her electricity supply from her own private hydro-electric dam. <br /> <br /> Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.