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Violet Banks

551 424

Description Violet Banks

Collection Violet Banks

Catalogue Number 551 424

Category All Other

Scope and Content The collection comprises albums of photographs of the Northern and Western Highlands and Islands. Subjects include scenery and buildings, activities such as peat cutting, tweed manufacture, and sheep dipping, and transport, including ferries, ponies, traps and carts, and a shot of a De Haviland on the airstrip at Sollas.

Archive History The collection was donated to RCAHMS in 2006.

System of Arrangement Album 1 covers Ardgour, Ardnamurchan, Kilmartin, Kilmore, Trossachs, and Loch Lomond; Album 2, Isles of Harris and Lewis; Album 3, Sutherland; Album 4, North and South Uist; Album 5, Eriskay and Benbecula; Album 6, Barra; Album 7, The Small Isles; Album 8, Coll and Tiree; Album 9, Islay, Jura, Gigha, Colonsay and Oronsay.

Access Conditions There are no restrictions upon access to this collection.

Administrative History Violet Banks (1896-1985) was an Edinburgh-based commercial photographer and artist. In the 1920s and 1930s she travelled through much of the Highlands and Islands, documenting their life and scenery. Further information on her career can be found at: http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/pp/pp_banks.htm

Accruals No further accruals are expected.

Accession Number 2006/120

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1291319

Collection Hierarchy - Collection Level

Collection Level (551 424) Violet Banks

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images F 5164 PO Rear view Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images F 5165 PO Street elevation Item Level
All Other 551 424/PA238 Photograph album Batch Level
All Other 551 424/PA239 Photograph album Batch Level
All Other 551 424/PA240 Photograph album Batch Level
All Other 551 424/PA241 Photograph album Batch Level
All Other 551 424/PA242 Photograph album Batch Level
All Other 551 424/PA243 Photograph album Batch Level
All Other 551 424/PA244 Photograph album Batch Level
All Other 551 424/PA245 Photograph album Batch Level
All Other 551 424/PA246 Photograph album Batch Level
All Other 551 424/1 Unmounted photographs Batch Level

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