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Hill and Adamson Collection

GUL Number: HA0807
Image:
Object Type: NEGATIVE PAPER CAMERA
Title: The Pends, St Andrews; two men standing; one at side (boy?) facing other; one in centre facing camera; winter tree overhead
Subject: Architecture/Townscape
Description: Photography was brought to Scotland by the friendship of its inventor, William Henry Fox Talbot, with Sir David Brewster of St Andrews. Dr John Adamson became involved and he encouraged his younger brother Robert to take up the new art professionally. The Pends are two fine 14c arches to the NW of the Priory that were once the chief entrance through the defensive walls. The North bay is taller and may have been built at a different time. Traffic (now automobiles) still flows through on the roadway.
Location: St Andrews
Photographer: HILL David Octavius
Photographer: ADAMSON Robert
Image Size: 20.2 h x 14.9 w
Negative Size: 4
Inscription Recto: pencil 15
Inscription Verso: pencil Pends pencil u.98