Great Scots
Scotland in the nineteenth century produced an impressive range of energetic and inventive people. From the field of writing, the photographers could catch at the memory of the great novelist, Walter Scott, and the poet, Robert Burns, by photographing Scott’s granddaughter or Burns’ sister, Isabella. By the other end of the century, Robert Louis Stevenson regularly sat for the camera.

Engineers like James Nasmyth or William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, assisted in the opening of great communication routes across the world; medical figures like James Young Simpson and Joseph Lister identified the use of chloroform to enable painless surgery and disinfectant to reduce the spread of disease. They laid the secure foundations for our modern world.
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