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Stromness waterfront 1878

Stromness waterfront taken by Aberdeen photographer George Washington Wilson about 1878
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Picture added on 30 May 2019 at 00:15
Added by Steven Heddle on 30 May 2019
What a marvelous photograph, especially when it was taken more than 140 years ago. Detail is fantastic, especially when enlarged on the large version.
Added by Gerry Campbell on 30 May 2019
I think the steamer anchored on the right is the St Olaf, a precursor of St Ola (1).
Incidentally, Steven, I thought your 'Wow!' was a little over the top until I blew the picture up big: it's wonderful! Sharp as a tack, inviting careful scrutiny to find familiar landmarks among much that has been lost. Thank you Mr Ferguson for posting. Though I have a book of Washington Wilson photographs, I'd never seen this one before. I wonder if it's a composite picture from more than one shot, but I can't see any joins.
Added by Ian Hourston on 04 June 2019
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