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Baird by Conroy473 viewsLocal artist Stephen Conroy painted this portrait of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He was specially commissioned by the Scottish Post Office Board to paint six portraits for a postcard series to celebrate the contribution Scots have made to communication, in the year of 1989 when the first Edinburgh Festival of Science and Technology took 'communication' as its theme.
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Cardross Main Street473 viewsAn old image of Cardross Main Street looking west, with the house which later became the Muirholm Hotel, on the right. Image, date unknown, supplied by Archie McIntyre.
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Kilcreggan473 viewsA 1927 view from the water of Kilcreggan.
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A Bridge in Soochow473 viewsThis painting is by 'Glasgow Girl' Eleanor Allen Robertson, nee Moore, mother of Helensburgh artist and art historian Ailsa Tanner, nee Robertson. The painting was done when Dr Cecil Robertson accepted a post in public health with the Shanghai Municipal Council, and his wife and daughter went with him. Image kindly supplied by the owner of the painting, art collector Jim Smith from Blantyre.
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PS Industry472 viewsThis painting shows the early Clyde Shipping Company paddle steamer Industry in 1815. It appeared on a postcard published in 1990 to mark 175 years of the company and Glasgow being European City of Culture. Launched in 1814, she became the seventh steamboat to service the Clyde, mainly carrying luggage and cargo between Greenock and Glasgow, but also serving as one of the Clyde’s first tugs. Her career spanned over half a century and prior to her retirement she was the oldest steamer operating on the Clyde.
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Auchendennan471 viewsAuchendennan House was from 1945 to 2013 a Youth Hostel and is reputed to have its own ghost. This view, circa 1956, shows Loch Lomond and Inchmurrin island beyond. Used for hunting by Robert the Bruce when he lived at Cardross, and then a church possession of Dunbarton, Auchendennan was feued about the time of Flodden to one of the Dennistouns, Andrew of Cardross, whose descendants held it for 100 years and then the Napiers of Kilmahew for another 100 years. The present mansion was built in 1867 by Glasgow merchant George Martin, and it is now back in private ownership.
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Pier Road, Rhu471 viewsAn old image of the junction of the seafront road and Pier Road, Rhu, with the pier house opposite. The mansion was Dunmore House, which was eventually demolished and replaced by two matching modern houses. Image by courtesy of Jim Shields.
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Horses and Carriage469 viewsOutside Bellcairn House, Cove, in 1913.
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Buchanan and MacDonald469 viewsHelensburgh-born entertainer Jack Buchanan with co-star Jeanette MacDonald in this 1930 Paramount Pictures movie publicity shot for the Ernst Lubitsch production of 'Monte Carlo'. She is saying: “I'll never let him go away again — never.”
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Gareloch from Whistlefield469 viewsA farmer poses in his field on the Whistlefield Hill, above Garelochhead. Image circa 1903.
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Operatic Society469 viewsMembers of Helensburgh Amateur Operatic Society on stage at the Victoria Hall for the 1959 annual production. Image supplied by Rae Symon; further details wanted.
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Rhu from the loch469 viewsAn unusual view of Rhu from the Gareloch with the tide in, taken in the late 1950s.
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