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TITLE
Going to school
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_MCIAN_8
DATE OF IMAGE
1847
PERIOD
1840s
CREATOR
R R McIan
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
19771
KEYWORDS
occupations
schoolchildren
Going to school

The Scottish artist R R McIan produced this illustration for the book 'Gaelic gatherings, or the Highlanders at home on heather, river and loch', published 1847-49, with accompanying text by James Logan. McIan called this illustration 'Highland children going to school, Lochaber'. The barefoot child leading the way is the 'horn boy', generally one of the cleverest pupils, who was paid to blow a horn to summon the other pupils to school. The boys are carrying a piece of peat for the school fire

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Going to school

1840s

occupations; schoolchildren

Highland Folk Museum

R.R. McIan Illustrations

The Scottish artist R R McIan produced this illustration for the book 'Gaelic gatherings, or the Highlanders at home on heather, river and loch', published 1847-49, with accompanying text by James Logan. McIan called this illustration 'Highland children going to school, Lochaber'. The barefoot child leading the way is the 'horn boy', generally one of the cleverest pupils, who was paid to blow a horn to summon the other pupils to school. The boys are carrying a piece of peat for the school fire