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Let it Snow

January 6, 2010

In the bleak midwinter, amidst the snowfall and freezing conditions, work carries on regardless and with new vigour  for Portrait of the Nation.  

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery of Winters Past © RCAHMS, 1897

 Inspired by the weather we have been delving into the collection to find appropriate images for the season and I don’t think we could have come up with anything more spectacular than Alfred Buckham’s photograph of  Morning Over the Moorfoots – Peebles, after Snowfall During the Night.  

Morning Over the Moorfoots, Peebles, after Snowfall During the Night, c.1920 by Alfred Buckham © Courtesy of Richard and John Buckham

After taking this photograph he recalled that “the air… is so splendidly exhilarating that the discomfort is little felt until the blood begins to circulate freely again”.  Find out more about Buckham and see his iconic Aerial Photograph of Edinburgh in our Online Collection.

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