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TITLE
Spearing Salmon
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_MCIAN_15
DATE OF IMAGE
1847
PERIOD
1840s
CREATOR
R R McIan
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
19778
KEYWORDS
occupations
poaching
Spearing Salmon

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.

Here, a young man uses a trident to spear salmon. He is working by night, assisted by a companion carrying a burning torch. This illegal activity was carried out in order to obtain food, but was also regarded as a sport

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Spearing Salmon

1840s

occupations; poaching

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 /> Here, a young man uses a trident to spear salmon. He is working by night, assisted by a companion carrying a burning torch. This illegal activity was carried out in order to obtain food, but was also regarded as a sport