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TITLE
The MacAskill Family of Harlosh, c1900
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_HF_13_007_001
PLACENAME
Harlosh
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
42594
KEYWORDS
dresses
fashion
The MacAskill Family of Harlosh, c1900

This photograph is titled the MacCaskill (MacAskill) family, Harlosh, Isle of Skye. From left to right they are Catriona, Margaret, Mor, Anne and Mary.

The photograph was likely taken in a studio setting with the five ladies dressed smartly for the occasion.

The dresses are all similar in dark colour, with very finely fitted bodices over flat front skirts with pleating in the back. Although similar in basic style, all the dresses have features making them individually quite different. An array of design features such as pin tucks, scalloped edges, frills, flounces and ruching make the bodices interesting and fashionable. The sleeves vary from the very plain, unadorned cut to the more elaborate leg of mutton sleeve using considerably more fabric. All of the high collars feature either buttons or brooches, and two of the ladies have jewellery chains which attach at collar and waist as an added feature.

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The MacAskill Family of Harlosh, c1900

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1900s

dresses; fashion

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum Photographic Collection

This photograph is titled the MacCaskill (MacAskill) family, Harlosh, Isle of Skye. From left to right they are Catriona, Margaret, Mor, Anne and Mary. <br /> <br /> The photograph was likely taken in a studio setting with the five ladies dressed smartly for the occasion. <br /> <br /> The dresses are all similar in dark colour, with very finely fitted bodices over flat front skirts with pleating in the back. Although similar in basic style, all the dresses have features making them individually quite different. An array of design features such as pin tucks, scalloped edges, frills, flounces and ruching make the bodices interesting and fashionable. The sleeves vary from the very plain, unadorned cut to the more elaborate leg of mutton sleeve using considerably more fabric. All of the high collars feature either buttons or brooches, and two of the ladies have jewellery chains which attach at collar and waist as an added feature.