to Frances Culham for allowing me to reproduce this photograph from her
family collection. It's an
ambrotype photo in a
Family Photograph - 1857
is sealed within a union case. I hope you can see the detail well
enough and the tinting of the flesh.
The man is Thomas Buist, the woman his wife
Lillias McLellan and the child, my great grandmother, Lillias Johanna
Lumsdaine Buist. She was born on 22 September 1855.
My grandmother said she was about 18 months
old when the photo was taken, so I guess the picture dates from 1857,
and that it may have been taken in Elie, Fife.
Frances Culham, Bedfordshire, England: December 6,