My cousin has a suitcase of photos relating to the Scott family. Unfortunately most of them are not dated or named. As I gather more information and photos from family members, I have been able to identify many of these unnamed photos but the majority remain unknown.
The photo below was in the suitcase.
|Could this be Catherine Glass and Adam Bisset Scott with their son Donald Scott?|
Possibly taken before Donald came to Australia in 1851, age 23?
The kilt indicates that the photo is Scottish. The younger man seems to be wearing a military outfit. However I cannot find a record of Donald ever serving in the military.
The couple appear very well dressed and wealthy. The lady is wearing at least 3 rings, 4 solid looking bracelets, a necklace and a brooch. The older man is also wearing a wedding ring.
Adam Bisset Scott, who died in 1872, was a tailor and owned at least 3 properties in Edinburgh (Leith). One of these properties was 3 flats on one title. Therefore it seems that the Scott's in Scotland were wealthy, which fits with the photo. No other family members were wealthy!
There is only one other known photo of Donald Scott, which was taken in Australia in approximately 1890, when Donald was 61.
|Mary Ann (Polly) and Donald Scott with their children -|
Tom, Jane, Eliza, Elsie, Christian and William
Could this possibly be the same person?
I then overlay the photos
The eyes, nose and mouth line up and the ears seem to also, even though the faces are on a slightly different angle. The shoulders are wrong though. The older man does not have a visible neck. Could this just be the suit and angle?
Wishful thinking perhaps? What do you think?
Is there anyone who can help me with identifying the tartan kit and uniform or the time frame of the top photo from clothing?
|This weeks theme is unknown photos.|
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