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TITLE
Crofters at Bunloit
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_HERITAGEGROUP_020
PLACENAME
Balbeg
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Glenurquhart Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22687
KEYWORDS
crofting
farming
families
Crofters at Bunloit

This type of photograph is known as sepia, and prints limited colour, even though black and white photography remained the norm until coloured photography was possible. In this photograph of the crofts at Balbeg, the most significant aspect of this photograph is the way in which the crofts have changed so rapidly since the previous decade. It can be seen that there was a fairly rapid transformation from thatched roofs in the1910s to slate roofs.

The horse shown is a cart horse, which was primarily bred for pulling carts and farm implements rather than for carry travellers on horseback. The young girl's smock is also a more recent item of clothing, different from the simple white blouses and black dresses that were generally worn by previous generations.

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Crofters at Bunloit

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

1920s

crofting; farming; families

Glenurquhart Heritage Group

Glenurquhart Heritage Group (photographs)

This type of photograph is known as sepia, and prints limited colour, even though black and white photography remained the norm until coloured photography was possible. In this photograph of the crofts at Balbeg, the most significant aspect of this photograph is the way in which the crofts have changed so rapidly since the previous decade. It can be seen that there was a fairly rapid transformation from thatched roofs in the1910s to slate roofs. <br /> <br /> The horse shown is a cart horse, which was primarily bred for pulling carts and farm implements rather than for carry travellers on horseback. The young girl's smock is also a more recent item of clothing, different from the simple white blouses and black dresses that were generally worn by previous generations.