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Hubbard's Orcadian Views #1

One of 'Hubbard's Orcadian Views' advertised in the Illustrated News in August 1861:
MR. HUBBARD'S ORCADIAN STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS and BIRDS of ORKNEY, in folio Plates, 10 by 14. Patronized by His Royal Highness the Prince Consort. The Views are all described, from Mr. Hubbard's own observations, during many years of almost unceasing labours in the Orkneys, during which time Mr. H. made the large collection of Birds lately presented to the Museum at Oxford. In the Views is seen much that is interesting in the Orkneys. The Cathedral at Kirkwall, with Views of Ancient Churches; also Bishop and Earl's Palaces; with the remarkable standing Stones of Stenness; Scenes of Whales driven Ashore; the Qrcadian Fisheries; and many other interesting subjects: the Ancient and Modern Customs of the People; Old Read, aged 107.
This image shows whale oil extraction and was probably taken between 1860 and 1867.
Charles Hubbard was a bird stuffer from Dickleburgh in Norfolk and he made regular visits to Orkney in pursuit of birds which he shot and stuffed for museums.
With thanks to the Orkney Library and Archive, Kirkwall
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Picture added on 06 March 2019 at 12:56
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