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Cabinet card of Jane Emma Burns, Mrs Brown, c 1890

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Jane Emma Burns, Mrs Brown, Robert Burns' grand daughter c 1890

Introduction:
Jane Emma Burns, Mrs Brown, was the daughter of Robert Burns junior, the poet's eldest son. He married Anne Sherwood at the age of twenty two and had one daughter, Eliza. In later life he had four more children with Emma Bland of Dumfries, although they did not marry.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
98
Project:
241:Robert Burns - People and Places
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Image - length: 137 mm, width: 94 mm
What:
Cabinet card of Jane Emma Burns, Mrs Brown, c 1890
Subject:
Cabinet cards were almost always made from studio portraits, they were produced to be sold or exchanged and were collected in elaborate albums, specially made for the purpose, often with window mounts to display the cards. By the age of the sitter this cabinet card dates from the 1890s when they were already being replaced in popularity by enlarged studio portraits and photographic postcards.
Who:
Jane Emma Burns (Mrs Brown) (1831-1916) (grand daughter of Robert Burns) (representation)
Anne Sherwood (daughter in law of the poet, Robert Burns) (wife of Robert Burns junior)
Emma Bland (common-law wife of Robert Burns jr) (daughter of)
Robert Burns (1786-1857) (son of the poet, Robert Burns) (daughter of)
James White (Dumfries and Moniaive) (photographer)
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (his grand daughter)
When:
c 1890
Where:
Dumfries Museum, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
Cabinet cards were almost always made from studio portraits, they were produced to be sold or exchanged and were collected in elaborate albums, specially made for the purpose, often with window mounts to display the cards. By the age of the sitter this cabinet card dates from the 1890s when they were already being replaced in popularity by enlarged studio portraits and photographic postcards.
Description:
Jane Emma Burns was their third child and one of the few members of the Burns family who continued to live in Dumfries. Her eldest daughter, Jean Armour Burns Brown, was said to bear an uncanny resemblance to her famous forebear.