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The cannon 'Mons Meg' at Edinburgh Castle, and a private in the 2nd battalion of Royal Scots who garrisoned the Castle in 1846

Sepia-colored, blurry photo of a grim-faced man in a flat-topped hat posing next to a cannon. A small, blurred figure sits on top of the cannon while another figure, in uniform with a rifle at his side, stands at left.
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  • Sepia-colored, blurry photo of a grim-faced man in a flat-topped hat posing next to a cannon. A small, blurred figure sits on top of the cannon while another figure, in uniform with a rifle at his side, stands at left.

Date:

1846

Artist:

David Octavius Hill (Scottish, 1802–1870) and
Robert Adamson (Scottish, 1821–1848)

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Status

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Department

Photography and Media

Artist

David Octavius Hill

Title

The cannon 'Mons Meg' at Edinburgh Castle, and a private in the 2nd battalion of Royal Scots who garrisoned the Castle in 1846

Origin

Scotland

Date

Made 1846

Medium

Salted paper print

Dimensions

27.5 × 37.1 cm (image/paper); 38.9 × 50.8 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Photography Gallery Fund

Reference Number

1963.598

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