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Photograph of Burns Cottage draped in Floral Garb for the Centenary Celebrations in July 1896

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Burns Cottage in Floral Garb decorated for the Centenary Celebrations in 1896

Introduction:
This photograph taken in 1896 is of Burns Cottage in Alloway, the thatched birthplace of Scotland's national poet. Robert Burns the first born of William Burnes's seven children spent his first seven years here. William had a seven acre plot beside the Cottage which he called 'The New Gardens'.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT557
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
25cm x 20cm
What:
Photograph of Burns Cottage draped in Floral Garb for the Centenary Celebrations in July 1896
Subject:
In 1900 the Burns Monument Trustees restored the Cottage to closer to the condition it would have been in when the Burns family moved out in 1766. Further restoration was conducted by the Trust in 1993 to give a more exact representation of the 1766 conditions.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
Burns Monument Trustees (owners)
When:
1896
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
In 1900 the Burns Monument Trustees restored the Cottage to closer to the condition it would have been in when the Burns family moved out in 1766. Further restoration was conducted by the Trust in 1993 to give a more exact representation of the 1766 conditions.
Description:
The Cottage is seen draped in floral decorations to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Poet's death in July 1896. Members of the Trust and local dignitaries are seen assembled in front of the Cottage to mark the occasion.