Set of Highland bagpipes with tartan ribbon and tassels

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Postcard of Set of Highland bagpipes with tartan ribbon and tassels.
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Set of Highland bagpipes with tartan ribbon and tassels

Coloured print of a set of Highland bagpipes, silver and ivory mounted, with tartan ribbon and tassels. Image has large white border.

This image comes from the Glen and Ross Collection of musical instruments which were preserved in the shop of 'J & R Glen, Highland Bagpipe Makers' until it closed about 1978. This was the business founded in 1827 by Thomas McBean Glen in the Cowgate in Edinburgh, dealing in and repairing musical instruments. His brother, Alexander Glen, specialized in bagpipe-making and was succeeded by his son David. Thomas' sons, John and Robert Glen, succeeding to the business in 1866, probably did most to collect instruments and their antiquarian interests were carried on by Andrew Ross who acquired the business from the Glens in 1947. The National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland purchased the bagpipe collections from the family in 1983.

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Online ID: 000-000-579-867-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0869: The Bagpipe Collection
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  K.2002.1791
Material: Paper
Dimensions: 252 mm H x 185 mm W
What: Photograph
Who: Glen and Ross Collection (musical instrument collection)
John and Robert Glen, Highland Bagpipe Makers (manufacturers and collectors of musical instruments)
Description: Coloured print with large border depicting Highland bagpipes.
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