Highland Guard by Hill & Adamson (c. 1844-45)

The photograph titled “Highland Guard” was created by the partnership of Hill & Adamson around 1844-45. It depicts a group of Scottish soldiers, possibly in a military encampment or a formation setting. The soldiers appear to be wearing traditional Highland military uniforms, complete with feathered headgear that resembles bearskins. Due to the age of the photograph and the early photographic technology used, the image is relatively indistinct, with some blurring that likely results from long exposure times. It conveys a ghostly historic glimpse into 19th-century military life, capturing the essence of the soldiers’ attire and a moment in their regimented existence.

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