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TITLE
Highland foot-post
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_MCIAN_23
DATE OF IMAGE
1847
PERIOD
1840s
CREATOR
R R McIan
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
19786
KEYWORDS
occupations
postmen
Highland foot-post

A woman hands over a message to be delivered by foot-post. 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

Logan points out in the book that the Penny Post (introduced by Rowland Hill in 1840) was unprofitable in Scotland, so many Highland lairds kept a 'running footman' whose job was to run errands and deliver letters

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Highland foot-post

1840s

occupations; postmen

Highland Folk Museum

R.R. McIan Illustrations

A woman hands over a message to be delivered by foot-post. 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 /> Logan points out in the book that the Penny Post (introduced by Rowland Hill in 1840) was unprofitable in Scotland, so many Highland lairds kept a 'running footman' whose job was to run errands and deliver letters