View Full Version : In the blood?
08-23-2005, 08:04 PM
This si a photo of an unknown possible relative from Dundee around 189-1900. Ray mac
(edit by BD attempting to fix image's URL - the link was to a slide show, not a single image)
08-23-2005, 10:10 PM
how'd u find it? or did u already have it?
08-23-2005, 11:06 PM
It is from my grandmother's photo album she brought from Scotland.
Thanks to BD too I think?
08-24-2005, 02:22 PM
Hey.....I've got the same picture in an old album.
Perhaps we are related?
08-26-2005, 03:58 PM
Check out the turning on the drones- interesting. He also appears to be playing an open "c".
09-02-2005, 10:06 PM
Are those parlor pipes?
09-03-2005, 09:40 PM
The picture looks early enough to be mid 19th c. If so, he's likely not playing anything. In the early days of photography the subject had to stay stock-still for a full minute or so to get the proper exposure. My guess is he never tuned at all, but blew up, popped off the drones and held that pose until told to stop.
09-04-2005, 12:12 PM
Or didn't blow up the bag at all which might explain why the drones look like they're falling off his shoulder.
09-14-2005, 06:38 AM
The spacing of the drones is very wide by todays standards, but a lot of old photos show that same drone placement. I wonder if the man in thepicture was actually a piper, or just posing for the photie- it appears he's playing with his finger tips on the holes in his lower hand, not the flats of his fingers. Something about the set of his bonnet suggests to me that he's not used to wearing it either. I could be way off, but that's what strikes me right off. (Could have been blowing a gale, pushing the front of his cap back, I suppose)