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TITLE
Group, with Queen, St. Kilda
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PRISCUS_WCS6419
PLACENAME
St Kilda
DISTRICT
Harris
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Harris
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
George Washington Wilson
SOURCE
Mark Butterworth - Priscus
ASSET ID
29649
KEYWORDS
queens
women
islands
steamers
Group, with Queen, St. Kilda

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.

St. Kilda is not without its queen, who is said to be the best looking woman on the Island, and was first styled thus by a gentleman who visited the island a good many years ago, and spent some months among its natives with the view of reforming his habits. He is known to have won her affection, and she always on the arrival of the steamer makes inquiries regarding the faithless one. He, however, along with several others would do well to give St. Kilda a wide berth, as the natives have a significant way of enforcing their disapproval of any body's misconduct.

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Group, with Queen, St. Kilda

INVERNESS: Harris

1890s

queens; women; islands; steamers

Mark Butterworth - Priscus

Imaging the Past

This photograph was taken by Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and was used to illustrate talks he gave on Highland history. The following description is taken from Washington Wilson's own lecture notes.<br /> <br /> St. Kilda is not without its queen, who is said to be the best looking woman on the Island, and was first styled thus by a gentleman who visited the island a good many years ago, and spent some months among its natives with the view of reforming his habits. He is known to have won her affection, and she always on the arrival of the steamer makes inquiries regarding the faithless one. He, however, along with several others would do well to give St. Kilda a wide berth, as the natives have a significant way of enforcing their disapproval of any body's misconduct.