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TITLE
Carrying fern
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_MCIAN_10
DATE OF IMAGE
1847
PERIOD
1840s
CREATOR
R R McIan
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
19773
KEYWORDS
occupations
workers
Carrying fern

This is a postcard showing the work of the Scottish artist R R McIan. It is one of a series of illustrations in which he portrays aspects of rural life in the Highlands. The illustrations were published in the book 'Gaelic gatherings, or the Highlanders at Home on heather, river and loch', published 1847-49, with accompanying text by James Logan.

Ferns were used for animal bedding, thatching roofs, and improving the soil. They were generally gathered by women, who often worked barefoot, as seen in this picture

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Carrying fern

1840s

occupations; workers

Highland Folk Museum

R.R. McIan Illustrations

This is a postcard showing the work of the Scottish artist R R McIan. It is one of a series of illustrations in which he portrays aspects of rural life in the Highlands. The illustrations were published in the book 'Gaelic gatherings, or the Highlanders at Home on heather, river and loch', published 1847-49, with accompanying text by James Logan.<br /> <br /> Ferns were used for animal bedding, thatching roofs, and improving the soil. They were generally gathered by women, who often worked barefoot, as seen in this picture