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Jean Armour Burns Brown at Burns Cottage, Alloway, c 1900 (1)

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:
21
Project:
241:Robert Burns - People and Places
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Image - length: 109 mm, width: 155 mm
What:
Photograph of Jean Armour Burns Brown outside Burns Cottage, Alloway
Subject:
This photograph, taken in front of Burns Cottage at Alloway shows her with an unknown woman companion. Both are carrying bouquets, presented to mark her visit. The photograph is by The Burns Photographic Studio of Alloway.
Who:
Jean Armour Burns Brown (1864-1937) (great grand daughter of Robert Burns) (representation)
Burns Photographic Studio, The (Alloway) (photographer)
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (his birthplace)
When:
c 1900
Where:
Dumfries Museum, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
This photograph, taken in front of Burns Cottage at Alloway shows her with an unknown woman companion. Both are carrying bouquets, presented to mark her visit. The photograph is by The Burns Photographic Studio of Alloway.
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.