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TITLE
Entering Fingal's Cave, Staffa
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0010
PLACENAME
Staffa
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Kilninian and Kilmore
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9342
KEYWORDS
Fingal's Cave, Staffa
boats
Isabel Bonus
boat
Entering Fingal's Cave, Staffa

This photograph shows a small sailing boat entering the mouth of Fingal's Cave, on the Island of Staffa. The island is famous for its basalt columns whilst the cave has been a source of inspiration to many artists and composers. The photograph was taken by M.E.M. Donaldson, in the first half of the 20th century. The boat contains two boatmen and Miss Donaldson's companion, Isabel Bonus.

Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the area. Her good friend, Isabel Bonus, produced line drawings for some of her publications. Miss Donaldson died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, but was buried in Oban.


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Entering Fingal's Cave, Staffa

ARGYLL: Kilninian and Kilmore

20c

Fingal's Cave, Staffa; boats; Isabel Bonus; boat

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This photograph shows a small sailing boat entering the mouth of Fingal's Cave, on the Island of Staffa. The island is famous for its basalt columns whilst the cave has been a source of inspiration to many artists and composers. The photograph was taken by M.E.M. Donaldson, in the first half of the 20th century. The boat contains two boatmen and Miss Donaldson's companion, Isabel Bonus. <br /> <br /> Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the area. Her good friend, Isabel Bonus, produced line drawings for some of her publications. Miss Donaldson died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, but was buried in Oban. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.