This is a small but
interesting exhibition with some appealing photos capturing the
spirit of the period - 1930s to 1960s. There are 24 photos
in the exhibition, selected from a large collection bequeathed
to the Scottish Life Archive within the National Museum of
Scotland in 1986.
Each summer, David Innes, a
freelance photographer and his wife Agnes, a freelance writer
toured the back roads of Scotland from April to October, with
their caravan, Golden Eagle, capturing their travels in
film and prints. The photos car and caravan capture the
spirit of the period. About half of the photos on display
feature the caravan on tour.
The remainder are
portraits of people at work around Scotland, including
workers at Ballachulich quarry, Buccleuch Mills and Balmaclellon
Farm. All photos in the exhibition are each about 10ins x 7ins.