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Carte de visite of Jean Armour Burns Brown, c 1875

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Jean Armour Burns Brown as a child, c 1875

Introduction:
Jean Armour Burns Brown was the great granddaughter of Robert Burns, descended through Robert Burns junior, the poet's eldest son. From the time she was a young woman she was said to bear an uncanny resemblance to her famous forebear.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
110
Project:
241:Robert Burns - People and Places
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Image - length: 85 mm, width: 55 mm
What:
Carte de visite of Jean Armour Burns Brown, c 1875
Subject:
Carte de visite cards were almost always 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. This carte de visite card dates from the 1870s when they were at the height of their popularity it comes from an album which belonged to Jean Armour Burns Brown herself.
Who:
W Marshall (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) (photographer)
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (descendant of)
Jean Armour Burns Brown (1864-1937) (great grand daughter of Robert Burns) (previous owner)
Jean Armour Burns Brown (1864-1937) (great grand daughter of Robert Burns) (previous owner)
When:
c 1875
Where:
Dumfries Museum, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
Carte de visite cards were almost always 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. This carte de visite card dates from the 1870s when they were at the height of their popularity it comes from an album which belonged to Jean Armour Burns Brown herself.
Description:
Because of this she became something of a celebrity in her own right, touring in Scotland and North America. She was regularly invited to ceremonies and events associated with Robert Burns and occurs in many photographs from the 1890s onwards until her death in 1937.