First Tartan Photo?

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This is “Finlay, deerstalker in the employ of Campbell of Islay” taken around 1845. Thought to be one of the first photographs of a civilian wearing tartan. The Campbell family owned Islay until 1853.

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Thrifting for Tartan

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I’m finely tuning my tartan senses, so I’m always on the prowl for things “plaid.” This delicious find came from a local consignment store. $14 US for the set of 4. Made in England by Hudson and Middleton, and in very good condition!

These will be perfect with a cuppa and my Grandmom’s shortbread.