Around the Ness in the 19th century with George Washington Wilson
We were delighted to learn this week that the University of Aberdeen’s George Washington Wilson photographic archive is free to access online.
Operating from Aberdeen, on the Scottish mainland, in the latter half of the 19th century, Wilson took photographs all over the world and his collection consists of over 40,000 glass plate negatives.
At some point between 1850 and 1890 he visited Orkney on a photographic expedition. A selection of the photographs taken around the Ness of Brodgar are shown here.